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Abstract: The sense of smell has widely been viewed as inferior to the other senses. This is reflected in the lack of treatment of olfaction in ethnographies and linguistic descriptions. We present novel data from the olfactory lexicon of Seri, a language isolate of Mexico, which sheds new light...
Abstract: This article documents and linguistically analyzes all known place names in the Gros Ventre language. Analysis of names both from the perspective of a supra-tribal system of place names on the Northern Plains and with respect to a naming system specific to Gros Ventre (which we compare...
Abstract: Negev Arabic displays a unique spatial system characterized by referential complementarity: Intrinsic, Relative, and Absolute frames of reference serve all speakers and are selected according to properties of the Ground. The Absolute frame of reference, employing cardinal directions,...
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