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Title: Language, Culture, and Mind
Subtitle: Natural Constructions and Social Kinds
Written By: Paul Kockelman
Series Title: Language Culture and Cognition 10
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521516390
ISBN-13: 9780521516396
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
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