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Language, Culture, and Mind

Natural Constructions and Social Kinds

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Language, Culture, and Mind by Paul Kockelman
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Based on fieldwork carried out in a Mayan village in Guatemala, this book examines local understandings of mind through the lens of language and culture. It focuses on a variety of grammatical structures and discursive practices through which mental states are encoded and social relations are expressed: inalienable possessions, such as body parts and kinship terms; interjections, such as 'ouch' and 'yuck'; complement-taking predicates, such as 'believe' and 'desire'; and grammatical categories such as mood, status and evidentiality. And, more generally, it develops a theoretical framework through which both community-specific and human-general features of mind may be contrasted and compared. It will be of interest to researchers and students working within the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.

Author Biography

Paul Kockelman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Release date Australia
February 18th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
152x228x17
ISBN-13
9780521516396
Product ID
3945692

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