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Rethinking Linguistic Relativity

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ISBN-10: 0521448905

ISBN-13: 9780521448901

Edition: 1996

Authors: John J. Gumperz, Stephen C. Levinson, Judith Irvine, Bambi Schieffelin, Marjorie Harness Goodwin

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List price: $78.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584

Stephen C. Levinson is Director of the Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands.

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: linguistic relativity re-examined
Linguistic determinism: the interface between language and thought
Introduction to part I
The scope of linguistic relativity: an analysis and review of empirical research
From "thought and language" to "thinking for speaking"
Intra-speaker relativity
Imaging in iron, or thought is not inner speech
Universals and variation in language and culture
Introduction to part II
The origins of children's spatial semantic categories cognitive versus linguistic determinants
Relativity in spatial conception and description
Cognitive limits to conceptual relativity: the limiting-case of religious ontologies
Interpretation in cultural context
Introduction to part III
Language form and communicative practices
Projections, transpositions, and relativity
Communities, commonalities, and communication
The social matrix: culture, praxis, and discourse
Introduction to part IV
The linguistic and cultural relativity of inference
Linguistic resources for socializing humanity
When animals become "rounded" and "feminine": conceptual categories and linguistic classification in a multilingual setting
Index