Cultural Models in Language and Thought

Cultural Models in Language and Thought


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ISBN-13: 9780521323468
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/30/1987
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsxi
1.Culture and cognition3
Part I.Presupposed worlds, language, and discourse
2.The definition of lie: an examination of the folk models underlying a semantic prototype43
3.Linguistic competence and folk theories of language: two English hedges67
4.Prestige and intimacy: the cultural models behind Americans' talk about gender types78
5.A folk model of the mind112
Part II.Reasoning and problem solving from presupposed worlds
6.Proverbs and cultural models: an American psychology of problem solving151
7.Convergent evidence for a cultural model of American marriage173
Part III.The role of metaphor and analogy in representing knowledge of presupposed worlds
8.The cognitive model of anger inherent in American English195
9.Two theories of home heat control222
10.How people construct mental models243
Part IV.Negotiating social and psychological realities
11.Myth and experience in the Trobriand Islands269
12.Goals, events, and understanding in Ifaluk emotion theory290
13.Ecuadorian illness stories: cultural knowledge in natural discourse313
14.Explanatory systems in oral life stories343
Part V.An appraisal
15.Models, "folk" and "cultural": paradigms regained?369

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