Topological Relations in Pohnpeian

Bradley Rentz
  • Linguistics Vanguard, August 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2016-0092

Topological relation in the Pohnpeian language examined through new statistical method

What is it about?

This article examines how prepositions and prepositional nouns in Pohnpeian express topological space, how two entities are related in 2D space. This article used a new statistical method, evolutionary classification trees to model how the meaning of the prepositions and prepositional nouns and how they related to each other.

Why is it important?

This article is the first article to examine topological relations in detail for the Pohnpeian language, as well as the first for any Micronesian language. It also uses an innovative statistical method to do so.

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