Tahitian Words for Race and Class

Paul Kay p. 81-93 TEXT BIBLIOGRAPHY NOTES AUTHORILLUSTRATIONS FULL TEXT Source:  http://books.openedition.org/ 1The system of meanings underlying Tahitian words for racial/social categories is examined and compared to the results of similar studies on the corresponding lexical domain in the Portuguese of Brazil. The principal theoretical conclusion is that, while a distinctive feature (or componential analysis) model of lexical structure […]

Tahitian Folk Medicine

Antony Hooper p. 61-80 TEXT BIBLIOGRAPHY NOTES AUTHOR FULL TEXT Source: http://books.openedition.org/ 1This paper is an ethnographic account of the Tahitian concept of ma’i’sickness’, and is based on field research in the Iles sous-le-vent. The first section outlines the four major categories of ma’i commonly distinguished by Tahitians – Injury, True sickness, Ghost sickness and Retribution sickness – and the principles which underlie […]