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Magallania (Punta Arenas)

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AGUILERA F, Oscar E. Habitat and language: Kawesqar geographical lexicon. Magallania [online]. 2016, vol.44, n.1, pp.85-101. ISSN 0718-2244.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22442016000100006.

Topography has a very important role in Kawésqar (ISO code 639-3), since it is omnipresent in all types of discourse in this language. This paper describes the linguistic encoding of landforms in Kawésqar. Landform terms exhibit complex descriptions of the landscape that are necessary to determine the position of the speaker, other persons, animals or objects in a territory West Patagonia whose lanscape is itself complex.

Keywords : Fuegian languages; Kawesqar; toponims; topography; landforms; landscape; lexicon.

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