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Grammatical categories and cognition: a case study of the linguistic relativity hypothesis

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Grammatical categories and cognition: a case study of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
Title
Grammatical categories and cognition: a case study of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Grammatical categories and cognition uses original, empirical data to examine the Sapir-Whorf linguistic relativity hypothesis: the proposal that the grammar of the particular language we speak affects the way we think about reality. The author compares the grammar of American English with that of Yucatec Maya, an indigenous language spoken in southeastern Mexico, focusing on differences in the number marking patterns of the two languages. He then identifies distinctive patterns of thought relating to these differences by means of a systematic assessment of memory and classification preferences among speakers of both languages. The study concretely illustrates the new approach to empirical research on the linguistic relativity hypothesis which Lucy develops in a companion volume, Language diversity and thought
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UkLiU
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1949-
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Lucy, John Arthur
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Cognition
Label
Grammatical categories and cognition: a case study of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Comparison of grammatical categories: nominal number in English and Yucatec
  • Introduction
  • Description of English
  • Description of Yucatec
  • Comparison of Yucatec and English
  • General summary
  • 3.
  • Cognitive assessment
  • General approach
  • Picture task series
  • Introduction
  • Object task
  • General discussion
  • 4.
  • Conclusions
  • Principal achievements
  • Directions for future research
  • Appendices
  • A.
  • Construction of picture stimuli
  • B.
  • General goals
  • Administration of task series
  • C.
  • Scoring conventions and summary data for verbal tasks
  • Overview of the study
  • 1.
  • Background of the comparative research in Yucatan, Mexico
  • Background on the Yucatec Maya culture
  • Information on fieldwork and task administration
  • 2.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 211 pages
Isbn
9780521384193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Grammatical categories and cognition: a case study of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Comparison of grammatical categories: nominal number in English and Yucatec
  • Introduction
  • Description of English
  • Description of Yucatec
  • Comparison of Yucatec and English
  • General summary
  • 3.
  • Cognitive assessment
  • General approach
  • Picture task series
  • Introduction
  • Object task
  • General discussion
  • 4.
  • Conclusions
  • Principal achievements
  • Directions for future research
  • Appendices
  • A.
  • Construction of picture stimuli
  • B.
  • General goals
  • Administration of task series
  • C.
  • Scoring conventions and summary data for verbal tasks
  • Overview of the study
  • 1.
  • Background of the comparative research in Yucatan, Mexico
  • Background on the Yucatec Maya culture
  • Information on fieldwork and task administration
  • 2.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 211 pages
Isbn
9780521384193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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