List of John Benjamins publications for which Svenja Völkel plays a role.
Social Structure, Space and Possession in Tongan Culture and Language: An ethnolinguistic study
[Culture and Language Use, 2] 2010. xv, 272 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Austronesian languages | Pragmatics | Psycholinguistics | Semantics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Tongan honorifics and their underlying concepts of mana and tapu: A verbal taboo in its emic sense Sex, Death & Politics: Taboos in Language, Keller, Melanie, Philipp Striedl, Daniel Biro, Johanna Holzer and Benjamin Weber (eds.), pp. 25–562021
The Tongan language has honorific registers, called a ‘language of respect’ (Churchward 1953). These are two limited sets of lexemes used to refer to people of chiefly and kingly rank and thus honour the societal stratification. Anthropological-linguistic research reveals that these honorifics are… read more | Article
Word classes and the scope of lexical flexibility in Tongan Lexical flexibility in Oceanic languages, Lier, Eva van (ed.), pp. 445–4952017
Tongan is an Oceanic language belonging to the Polynesian subgroup. Based on previous work (Churchward 1953, Tchekhoff 1981, Broschart 1997), Tongan has been classified as a 'flexible' language by various typological approaches on word classes (Hengeveld 1992, Rijkhoff 1998, Croft 2001). This means… read more | Article