Ḵ̓a̱ḵ̓otł̓atła̱no’x̱w x̱a ḵ̓waḵ̓wax̱ ’mas: Documenting and reclaiming plant names and words in Kwak̓wala on Canada’s west coast
This paper describes the process and outcomes of a project focused on communitycentred reclamation of plant-based knowledge in the Kwak̓wala language from previously published materials as well as…
15 SURVEY OF CALIFORNIA AND OTHER INDIAN LANGUAGES Structure and Contact in Languages of the Americas
This paper investigates the functions of the verbal suffix -shka in Imbabura Quichua (IQ), a Quechua IIB language spoken in the northern highlands of Ecuador. Cole (1982:148) analyzes -shka as —…
Yaxa Uḱwine’, yaxa Gukw, dłuwida Awińagwis: “The Body, the House, and the Land”: The Conceptualization of Space in Kwakwaka’wakw Language and Culture
The empirical stance and the colour war
Against the background of van Fraassen’s advocacy of the empirical stance, I suggest that it is not irrational to describe the empirical stance differently, at least for some contexts of empirical…
ness or particularity), which to Westerners appear disparate and unconnected. For example, one of the many words for blackness or darkness, lalangi, could be used of a dark night, black tattoos,…
Are there nontrivial constraints on colour categorization?
- Psychology, MedicineThe Behavioral and brain sciences
It is concluded that psychophysics and neurophysiology fail to set nontrivial constraints on colour categorization, and linguistic evidence provides no grounds for the universality of basic colour categories.