LINGUIST List 23.4866

Thu Nov 22 2012

Books: Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition: Levisen

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Date: 21-Nov-2012
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition: Levisen
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Title: Cultural Semantics and Social CognitionSubtitle: A Case Study on the Danish Universe of MeaningSeries Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 257

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/184940?format=G

Author: Carsten Levisen

Electronic: ISBN: 9783110294651 Pages: 333 Price: Europe EURO 99.95Hardback: ISBN: 9783110294606 Pages: 333 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

Abstract:

Presenting original, detailed studies of keywords of Danish, this book breaksnew ground for the study of language and cultural values. Based on evidencefrom the semantic categories of everyday language, such as the Danish conceptof hygge (roughly meaning, 'pleasant togetherness'), the book provides anintegrative socio-cognitive framework for studying and understandinglanguage-particular universes. It is argued that the worlds we live in are notlinguistically and conceptually neutral, but rather that speakers who live byDanish concepts are likely to pay attention to their world in ways suggestedby central Danish keywords and lexical grids. By means of a sophisticatedsemantic methodology, the author accounts for the meanings of even highlyculture-specific and untranslatable linguistic concepts.

The book offers new tools for comparative research into the diversity ofsemantic and cultural systems in contemporary Europe. Additionally, itcontributes to the emerging discipline of cultural semantics, and to theongoing debates of linguistic diversity, metalanguage, and the use oflinguistic evidence in studies of culture and social cognition.



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science Semantics

Subject Language(s): Danish (dan)

Written In: English (eng)

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