DESIGNATION OF THINGS AND OBJECTS IN THE SALISHAN LANGUAGE COUEUR D’ALENE

Author(s): 
List of sections: 
Languages of foreign countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, aboriginals of America and Australia (with the indication of the definite language or language family)
Mounth / Year: 
2016, May
Issue of the journal: 
10
Pages: 
3-4
Type of the article: 
Scientific article
Code: 
-
Abstract: 

In the present article the author presents the means of designation of things and objects in the Salishan language Coueur d’Alene. The author concludes that there is no need for Coueur d’Alene to have a word class of nouns to designate things and objects, one only needs a class of predicates to perform the function of reference. Such a designation of things and objects is determined by the fact that the Coueur d’Alene language belongs to the ‘language of microcommunities’ that does only with the rheme of the utterance.

Keywords: 
Coueur d’Alene language, verb, lexical suffix, predicate, nominal root, rheme of the utterance, language of microcommunities.
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