Prolegomena to Kilivila grammar of space
Prolegomena to Kilivila grammar of space. In S. C. Levinson, & D. P. Wilkins (Eds.
), Grammars of space: Explorations in cognitive diversity
(pp. 206-229). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
This paper presents preliminary remarks on some of the central linguistic means speakers of Kilivila use in expressing their conceptions of space and for referring to objects, persons, and events in space . After a brief characterisation of the language and its speakers, I sketch how specific topological relations are encoded, how motion events are described, and what frames of spatial reference are preferred in what contexts for what means and ends.