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Merge and the lexicalization of concepts

Anne Reboul

in Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 is basically dedicated to outlining the kind of syntax that is characteristic of the human Language of Thought, and to the effect of the lexicalization process on concepts. It begins with ... More


Language and Nonverbal Communication

Robyn M. Holmes

in Cultural Psychology: Exploring Culture and Mind in Diverse Communities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199343805
eISBN:
9780197503089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199343805.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 5 explores the ways culture shapes how we communicate through our verbal language, gestures, and eye gaze. It discusses language, language components, how we acquire language, communicative ... More


Sapir

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is crucial in that it reappraises the contribution of Edward Sapir, who is invariably passed over by scholars who refer to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. It stresses the richness of his ... More


Bilingualism, Life Writing, Translation

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter includes a view from bilingualism put forward by psycholinguist Aneta Pavlenko; a view from life writing, presented by Eva Hoffman, the author of the groundbreaking cross-linguistic ... More


Whorf

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the unfortunate way in which linguists have tended to focus upon Whorf's more radical pronouncements: this has led to polarization in the debate over whether language ... More


Introduction

Coulter H. George

in How Dead Languages Work

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852827
eISBN:
9780191887116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852827.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

All languages can, in a general sense, express the same ideas. But different languages have their own characteristic features that give them each their own particular personality, in part because of ... More


Relations Between Language and Thought

Lila R. Gleitman and Anna Papafragou

in Sentence First, Arguments Afterward: Essays in Language and Learning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199828098
eISBN:
9780197510438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828098.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter we consider the question of whether the language one speaks affects one’s thinking. We discuss arguments showing that language cannot be taken to be the vehicle of thought. We then ... More


Turning the Tables: Language and Spatial Reasoning

Peggy Li and Lila R. Gleitman

in Sentence First, Arguments Afterward: Essays in Language and Learning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199828098
eISBN:
9780197510438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828098.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This paper investigates possible influences of the lexical resources of individual languages on the spatial organization and reasoning styles of their users. That there are such powerful and ... More


Systemic Culture Shock: Meeting Fu Lai Ming on the Tibetan Plateau

Naomi C. F. Yamada

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is a story about cultural categories of birds and science in China that addresses issues of the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis—which suggests that the cultural content of one's language can ... More


Secrecy, Poetry, and Being-Free

Paul Kockelman

in The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter asks two questions: What are some of the secrets of networks? And what might constitute their poetics, an aesthetic means of revealing their secrets? It leverages the relation between ... More


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