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Title: Relatively Speaking: Language, Thought, and Kinship Among the Mopan Maya
Written By: Eve Danziger
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics
Description:

Using 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 acquisition.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Subject Language(s): Mopán Maya
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ISBN: 0195099117
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Pages: 272
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