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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Ethnosyntax
Subtitle: Explorations in Grammar and Culture
Edited By: Nicholas J. Enfield
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0199249067.html
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Meanings of cultural importance are found not only in words but also in the very grammar of a language. This exciting collection presents eleven original studies of the relationship between grammar, culture, and cognition, with data from languages and cultures from around the world. Contributors discuss a wide variety of grammatical phenomena. This book shows that the study of culture can help to understand how and why languages differ in the ways they do.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
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ISBN: 0199249067
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Pages: 384 pp
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