Referential Practice: Language and Lived Space among the Maya / Edition 2

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This book is the product of research conducted over nearly a dozen years, during which time my thinking has undergone several significant transformations, and my personal and intellectual debts have grown correspondingly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226315461
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1990
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Hanks is associate professor of anthropology, linguistics, and social sciences at the University of Chicago. He is the coeditor of Word and Image in Mayan Culture.
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Table of Contents

Tables, Plates, and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Orthographic Conventions
Part I: Social Foundations of Reference
1. Introduction
2. A Relational Approach to Demonstrative Reference
3. Foundations of Indexical Context: Social Mediations of the Body
Part II: Person, Participation, and Perception
4. Participants and Persons
5. Complex Participation Frames in Social Context
6. The Perceptual Core of Ostensive Reference
Part III: Space and Spatial Reference
7. Spatial Orientations and Referential Practices
8. Agricultural Processes and Spatiotemporal Frames
9. The Spatial Frame of Deictic Reference
Part IV: Structure in Referential Practice
10. System and Utterance: The Elements of Maya Deixis
11. Conclusion
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