Review of Gunter Senft, 2017. Imdeduya: Variants of a myth of love and hate from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea. Culture and Language Use. Studies in Anthropological Linguistics. Vol. 20. Аmsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 262 p

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Maria Aleksandrovna Pilgun

Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Ph.D., Professor, Leading Researcher at the Sector of Ethnopsycholinguistics of the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Tamara Aleksandrovna Pivovarchik

Yanka Kupala Grodno State University

Ph.D, Associate Professor, Dean at the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism, Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism at Yanka Kupala Grodno State University


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