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Title: Perception and Cognition in Language and Culture
Edited By: Alexandra Y Aikhenvald
Anne Storch
URL: http://www.brill.com/perception-and-cognition-language-and-culture
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004233676
Pages: 250
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