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Query Details

Query Subject:   "Near/Far East" in non-european languages
Author:   Caren Brinckmann
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear linguists,

I am currently writing a term paper about perspectivity in
language. As an example for the influence of a certain
perspective on a language's vocabulary I chose the German
words "Nahost" (Middle East, lit. 'Near East') and "Fernost"
(Far East).

Since these terms only make sense from a Europe-centered
perspective, I was wondering whether non-european languages
use similar constructions for the same or other areas on
the world map.

Please send any hints to:

Thanks in advance for your help,

Caren Brinckmann
Saarland University, Germany

LL Issue: 12.2404
Date posted: 27-Sep-2001


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