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LINGUIST List 21.1062

Thu Mar 04 2010

Books: Anthropological Linguistics/Psycholing/Socioling: Kockelman

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language, Culture, and Mind: Kockelman

Message 1: Language, Culture, and Mind: Kockelman
Date: 03-Mar-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Language, Culture, and Mind: Kockelman
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Title: Language, Culture, and Mind
Subtitle: Natural Constructions and Social Kinds
Series Title: Language Culture and Cognition 10
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Paul Kockelman
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521516396 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521516396 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Abstract:

Based on fieldwork carried out in a Mayan village in Guatemala, this book
examines local understandings of mind through the lens of language and
culture. It focuses on a variety of grammatical structures and discursive
practices through which mental states are encoded and social relations are
expressed: inalienable possessions, such as body parts and kinship terms;
interjections, such as 'ouch' and 'yuck'; complement-taking predicates,
such as 'believe' and 'desire'; and grammatical categories such as
mood, status and evidentiality. And, more generally, it develops a
theoretical framework through which both community-specific and
human-general features of mind may be contrasted and compared. It will be
of interest to researchers and students working within the disciplines of
anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.

1. Language, culture, mind: emblems of the status human;
2. Inalienable possessions: what hearts, mothers, and shadows have in common;
3. Interclausal relations: how to enclose a mind by disclosing a sign;
4. Myths about time and theories of mind: why the moon married the sun;
5. Other minds and possible worlds: when psychological depth is dialogical
breadth;
6. Interjections: why the center of emotion is at the edge of language;
7. Conclusion: natural constructions and social kinds.


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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