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Words and the Mind: How words capture human experience

Barbara Malt and Phillip Wolff (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195311129
eISBN:
9780199776924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The study of word meanings promises important insights into the nature of the human mind by revealing what people find to be most cognitively significant in their experience. However, as we learn ... More


Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

John Nerbonne and Charlotte Gooskens (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explores dialects and social differences in language computationally, examining topics such as how (and how much) linguistic differences impede intelligibility, how national borders ... More


Preschool Children’s Acquisition of Compounds

ELENA NICOLADIS

in The Representation and Processing of Compound Words

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228911
eISBN:
9780191711213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228911.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter reviews some of the important findings in children’s acquisition of compounds. It focuses on what children have to learn about compounds, and takes a brief look at some important ... More


Realism, Ethnicity and the Nation

William Dean Howells

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents a reconstruction of William Dean Howells's cultural thought and considers the challenges faced by his aesthetic theory, studying the potentially divisive forces of racial and ... More


Post-Yugoslav Emergence and the Creation of Difference

Tomislav Z. Longinović

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The production of linguistic differences required by the new nation-states emerging from the ruins of Yugoslavia raises the problem of translation. The issue is problematic since many of the emergent ... More


Debating Pennsylvania: Religious and Linguistic Diversity and Difference

Patrick M. Erben

in A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835579
eISBN:
9781469601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838198_erben.9
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the religious and linguistic diversity of colonial Pennsylvania. It describes how the confrontation with and frequent embrace of linguistic difference allowed individuals and ... More


Liverpools: places, histories, differences

in Scouse: A Social and Cultural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318399
eISBN:
9781846317781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317781.007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the spatial, historical, cultural and linguistic differences within Liverpool. It reflects on the ways in which Scouse has been used within popular culture and the creation of ... More


Uttering Trees

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book investigates the conditions imposed upon syntax by the need to create syntactic objects that can be interpreted by phonology — that is, objects which can be pronounced. Drawing extensively ... More


Koto: The Japanese Language and the Question of Philosophy

Watsuji Tetsurō

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines, from the perspective of intellectual history, the interpretation of a fundamental aspect of the spiritual activity of an ethnicity via the Japanese language. This enquiry is ... More


A Brief Ethnography of the Mayos

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227217
eISBN:
9780520926356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a brief ethnographic background of the Mayos. It explains that Mayo towns and villages are generally organized into ejidos or comunidades and highlights the substantial ... More


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