LINGUIST List 29.4118

Tue Oct 23 2018

Books: Landscape and Culture – Cross-linguistic Perspectives: Bromhead

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Date: 01-Oct-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Landscape and Culture – Cross-linguistic Perspectives: Bromhead
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Title: Landscape and Culture – Cross-linguistic Perspectives
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 9
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/clscc.9

Author: Helen Bromhead
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264008 Pages: 227 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264008 Pages: 227 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264008 Pages: 227 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200785 Pages: 227 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200785 Pages: 227 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200785 Pages: 227 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The relationship between landscape and culture seen through language is an exciting and increasingly explored area. This ground-breaking book contributes to the linguistic examination of both cross-cultural variation and unifying elements in geographical categorization. The study focuses on the contrastive lexical semantics of certain landscape words in a number of languages. The aim is to show how geographical vocabulary sheds light on the culturally and historically shaped ways people see and think about the land around them.

Notably, the study presents landscape concepts as anchored in a human-centred perspective, based on our cognition, vision, and experience in places. The Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach allows an analysis of meaning which is both fine-grained and transparent. The book is aimed, first of all, at scholars and students of linguistics. Yet it will also be of interest to researchers in geography, environmental studies, anthropology, cultural studies, Australian Studies, and Australian Aboriginal Studies because of the book’s cultural take.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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