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Title: Landscape in Language
Subtitle: Transdisciplinary perspectives
Edited By: David M. Mark
Andrew G. Turk
Niclas Burenhult
David Stea
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/clu.4
Series Title: Culture and Language Use 4
Description:

Landscape is fundamental to human experience. Yet until recently, the study of
landscape has been fragmented among the disciplines. This volume focuses on
how landscape is represented in language and thought, and what this reveals
about the relationships of people to place and to land. Scientists of various
disciplines such as anthropologists, geographers, information scientists,
linguists, and philosophers address several questions, including: Are there
cross-cultural and cross-linguistic variations in the delimitation, classification,
and naming of geographic features? Can alternative world-views and
conceptualizations of landscape be used to produce culturally-appropriate
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? Topics included: ontology of
landscape; landscape terms and concepts; toponyms; spiritual aspects of land
and landscape terms; research methods; ethical dimensions of the research;
and its potential value to indigenous communities involved in this type of
research.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Anthropological Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9789027287045
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ISBN-13: 9789027202864
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