Rethinking Linguistic Relativity / Edition 1

Rethinking Linguistic Relativity / Edition 1

by John J. Gumperz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521448905

ISBN-13: 9780521448901

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Linguistic relativity is the claim that culture, through language, affects the way in which we think, and especially our classification of the experienced world. This book reexamines ideas about linguistic relativity in the light of new evidence and changes in theoretical climate. The editors have provided a substantial introduction that summarizes changes in

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Linguistic relativity is the claim that culture, through language, affects the way in which we think, and especially our classification of the experienced world. This book reexamines ideas about linguistic relativity in the light of new evidence and changes in theoretical climate. The editors have provided a substantial introduction that summarizes changes in thinking about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in the light of developments in anthropology, linguistics and cognitive science. Introductions to each section will be of especial use to students.

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ISBN-13:
9780521448901
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: linguistic relativity re-examined John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson; Part I. Linguistic determinism: the interface between language and thought: 2. Empirical research and linguistic relativity John A.Lucy; 3. From 'thought and language' to 'thinking for speaking' Dan I. Slobin; 4. Intra-speaker relativity Paul Kay; 5. Imaging in iron, or thought is not inner speech Charles M. Keller and Janet Dixon Keller; Part II. Universals and variation in language and culture: 6. The origin of children's spatial semantic categories: cognitive versus linguistic determinants Melissa Bowerman; 6. Relativity in spatial conception and description Stephen C. Levinson; 9. Cognitive limits to conceptual relativity: the limiting-case of religious ontologies Pascal Boyer; Part III. Interpretation in cultural context: 8. Language form and communicative practices William F. Hanks; 10. Projections, transpositions, and relativity John B. Haviland; 11. Communities, commonalities, and communication Herbert H. Clark; Part IV. The social matrix: culture, praxis, and discourse: 12. The linguistic and cultural relativity of conversational inference John J. Gumperz; 13. Linguistic resources for socializing humanity Elinor Ochs; 14. When animals become 'rounded' and 'feminine': conceptual categories and linguistic classification in a multilingual setting Elsa Gomez-Imbert; Index.

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