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Mon Dec 10 2012

Books: Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Concepts: Underhill

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Subject: Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Concepts: Underhill
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Title: Ethnolinguistics and Cultural ConceptsSubtitle: Truth, Love, Hate and WarPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: James W. Underhill

Hardback: ISBN: 9781107010642 Pages: 262 Price: U.S. $ 99.00


'Ethnolinguistics' is the study of how language relates to culture andethnicity. This book offers an original approach to ethnolinguistics,discussing how abstract concepts such as truth, love, hate and war areexpressed across cultures and ethnicities. James W. Underhill seeks to situatethese key cultural concepts within four languages (English, French, Czech andGerman). Not only do these concepts differ from language to language, but theygo on changing over time. The book explores issues such as how far meaning ispolitically and culturally influenced, how far language shapes the thought ofethnic groups and how far their thought shapes language, and the role ofindividuals in the consolidation of cultural concepts. It offers a clear andthought-provoking account of how concepts are understood and will be welcomedby those working in the fields of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology,discourse analysis, semantics and pragmatics.

Table of Contents

1. Hope, Obama and the neoconservative worldview2. Ethnolinguistics3. The shapes of truth4. Love5. Hate6. War7. A final word.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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