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Wed Apr 25 2001

Books: Anthropological Linguistics

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  1. Kimberly Kahn, Anthropological Linguistics: Relatively Speaking by Eve Danziger

Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics: Relatively Speaking by Eve Danziger

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 15:35:21 -0400
From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics: Relatively Speaking by Eve Danziger

RELATIVELY SPEAKING: Language, Thought, and Kinship Among the Mopan Maya
Eve Danziger, University of Virginia

(Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics)

Based upon fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork among the Mopan
Maya in Belize, Eve Danziger examines the semantic complexity of
particular kinship terms used among Mopan women and children and shows
that a culture-specific analysis of their terms is superior to other
non-ethnographically-based methods. In doing so she contributes not
only to theoretical semantics and the ethnography of that area, but to
the cross-cultural study of child development and language

April 2001 144 pp.; 4 line illus
0-19-509910-9 $65.00
Oxford University Press
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