Evidence for Linguistic Relativity

| University of Bremen
| Gerhard Mercator University Duisburg
ISBN 9789027237057 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781556199769 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027284464 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
This volume has arisen from the 26th International LAUD Symposium on “Humboldt and Whorf Revisited. Universal and Culture-Specific Conceptualizations in Grammar and Lexis”. While contrasting two or more languages, the papers in this volume either provide empirical evidence confirming hypotheses related to linguistic relativity, or deal with methodological issues of empirical research.These new approaches to Whorf’s hypotheses do not focus on mere theorizing but provide more and more empirical evidence gathered over the last years. They prove in a very sophisticated way that Whorf’s ideas were very lucid ones, even if Whorf’s insights were framed in a terminology which lacked the flexibility of linguistic categories developed over the last quarter of this century, especially in cognitive linguistics. To date, there is sufficient proof to claim that linguistic relativity is indeed a vital issue, and the current volume confirms a more general trend for rehabilitating Whorf’s theory complex and also offers evidence for it. It contains articles written by scholars from various fields of linguistics including phonology, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, historical linguistics, anthropological linguistics and (cross-)cultural semantics, which all contribute to a re-evaluation and partial reformulation of Whorf’s thinking.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 198]  2000.  xxii, 240 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Susanne Niemeier and René Dirven †
Introductory comments
John A. Lucy
Part 1. Evidence from Language: Production, Interpretation, and Change
Linguistic relativity in speech perception: An overview of the influence of language experience on the perception of speech sounds from infancy to adulthood
Ocke-Schwen Bohn
Equivalence and mismatch of semantic features: Collocations in English, Spanish and Dutch
Jan Schroten
Can grammar make you feel different?
Michael Maratsos, Demetra Katis and Annalisa Margheri
Semantic change as linguistic interpretation of the world
Gábor Győri
(Micro-)categorization, semantic change, and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
Richard A. Rhodes
Part 2. Evidence beyond Language: Cognition, Discourse, and Culture
Verbalized events: A dynamic approach to linguistic relativity and determinism
Dan I. Slobin
Universal ontological knowledge and a bias toward language-specific categories in the construal of individuation
Mutsumi Imai
Grammar and social practice: On the role of ‘culture’ in linguistic relativity
Balthasar Bickel
“S’engager” vs. “to show restraint” Linguistic and cultural relativity in discourse management
Bert Peeters
Grammar and the cult of the virgin: A case study of Polish religious discourse
Elżbieta Tabakowska
Subject Index
Language Index
“Papers in this volume will prove to be of interest because they suggest new ways of approaching the issue of linguistic relativity.”
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BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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