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LINGUIST List 24.489

Mon Jan 28 2013

Books: Perception and Cognition in Language and Culture: Aikhenvald, Storch (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Jan-2013
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: Perception and Cognition in Language and Culture: Aikhenvald, Storch (Eds)
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Title: Perception and Cognition in Language and Culture
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture
Published: 2013
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/perception-and-cognition-language-and-culture

Editor: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Editor: Anne Storch
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004233676 Pages: 250 Price: Europe EURO 101.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004233676 Pages: 250 Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Abstract:

Every language has a way of talking about seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. In about a quarter of the world's languages, grammatical evidentials express means of perception. In some languages verbs of vision subsume cognitive meanings. In others, cognition is associated with a verb of auditory perception, touch, or smell. "Vision" is not the universally preferred means of perception. In numerous cultures, taboos are associated with forbidden visual experience. Vision may be considered intrusive and aggressive, and linked with power. In contrast, "hearing" and "listening" are the main avenues for learning, understanding and "knowing".

The studies presented in this book set out to explore how these meanings and concepts are expressed in languages of Africa, Oceania, and South America.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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