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Language diversity and thought: a reformulation of the linguistic relativity hypothesis

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Language diversity and thought: a reformulation of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
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Language diversity and thought: a reformulation of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
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Language
eng
Summary
Language diversity and thought examines the Sapir-Whorf linguistic relativity hypothesis: the proposal that the grammar of the particular language we speak affects the way we think about reality. Adopting an historical approach, the book reviews the various lines of empirical inquiry which arose in America in response to the ideas of anthropologists Edward Sapir and Benjamin L. Whorf. John Lucy asks why there has been so little fruitful empirical research on this problem and what lessons can be learned from past work. He then proposes a new, more adequate approach to future empirical research. A companion volume, Grammatical categories and cognition, illustrates the proposed approach with an original case study. The study compares the grammar of American English with that of Yucatec Maya, an indigenous language spoken in southeastern Mexico, and then identifies distinctive patterns of thinking related to the differences between the two languages
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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
12
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  • Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
  • Language and languages
  • Thought and thinking
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Language diversity and thought: a reformulation of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-321) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The relation of languages to thought and culture
  • Approaches in anthropological linguistics: typical ethnographic case studies
  • Grammar as a direct reflection of culture: the work of Lee
  • Grammar as language, vocabulary as culture: the work of Mathiot
  • Thematic parallels between language and culture: the work of Hoijer
  • Approaches in anthropological linguistics: theoretical and methodological advances
  • Controlled comparison of structural diversity
  • Diversity in the cultural uses of language
  • Susceptibility to awareness of language structure and function
  • Approaches in comparative psycholinguistics: experimental studies on the lexical coding of color
  • General orientation
  • The psycholinguistic approach to the relativity question
  • Linguistic structure as a determinant of color cognition
  • Color cognition as a determinant of linguistic structure
  • Approaches in comparative psycholinguistics: experimental studies on grammatical categories
  • Form classes and habitual classification
  • Logical connectors and formal reasoning
  • Overall conclusions
  • Overview and assessment of previous empirical research
  • Overview of past empirical research
  • Focus of the present research
  • Overview of the research
  • Development of the linguistic relativity hypothesis in America: Boas and Sapir
  • Language as the reflection of culture: Boas
  • Language and the relativity of the form of thought: Sapir
  • Development of the linguistic relativity hypothesis in America: Whorf
  • The linguistic analysis of experience
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521387972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Language diversity and thought: a reformulation of the linguistic relativity hypothesis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-321) 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
  • The relation of languages to thought and culture
  • Approaches in anthropological linguistics: typical ethnographic case studies
  • Grammar as a direct reflection of culture: the work of Lee
  • Grammar as language, vocabulary as culture: the work of Mathiot
  • Thematic parallels between language and culture: the work of Hoijer
  • Approaches in anthropological linguistics: theoretical and methodological advances
  • Controlled comparison of structural diversity
  • Diversity in the cultural uses of language
  • Susceptibility to awareness of language structure and function
  • Approaches in comparative psycholinguistics: experimental studies on the lexical coding of color
  • General orientation
  • The psycholinguistic approach to the relativity question
  • Linguistic structure as a determinant of color cognition
  • Color cognition as a determinant of linguistic structure
  • Approaches in comparative psycholinguistics: experimental studies on grammatical categories
  • Form classes and habitual classification
  • Logical connectors and formal reasoning
  • Overall conclusions
  • Overview and assessment of previous empirical research
  • Overview of past empirical research
  • Focus of the present research
  • Overview of the research
  • Development of the linguistic relativity hypothesis in America: Boas and Sapir
  • Language as the reflection of culture: Boas
  • Language and the relativity of the form of thought: Sapir
  • Development of the linguistic relativity hypothesis in America: Whorf
  • The linguistic analysis of experience
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521387972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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