Explorations in Linguistic Relativity

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| University of Koblenz-Landau
| University of Groningen
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About a century after the year Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897–1941) was born, his theory complex is still the object of keen interest to linguists. Rencently, scholars have argued that it was not his theory complex itself, but an over-simplified, reduced section taken out of context that has become known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that has met with so much resistance among linguists over the last few decades. Not only did Whorf present his views much more subtly than most people would believe, but he also dealt with a great number of other issues in his work. Taking Whorf’s own notion of linguistic relativity as a starting point, this volume explores the relation between language, mind and experience through its historical development, Whorf’s own writing, its misinterpretations, various theoretical and methodological issues and a closer look at a few specific issues in his work.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 199]  2000.  xvi, 369 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Martin Pütz and Marjolijn H. Verspoor
vii
Introduction
Martin Pütz and Marjolijn H. Verspoor
ix
Towards a ‘full pedigree’ of the ‘Sapir-Whorf hypothesis’: From Locke to Lucy
E.F.K. Koerner
1
How relativistic are Humboldt’s “Weltansichten”?
Jürgen Trabant
25
When is ‘linguistic relativity’ Whorf’s linguistic relativity?
Penny Lee
45
Linguistic relativity and translation
Juliane House
69
Humboldt, Whorf and the roots of ecolinguistics
Peter Mühlhäusler
89
Loci of diversity and convergence in thought and language
Wallace Chafe
101
On linguocentrism
N.J. Enfield
125
From the Jurassic dark: Linguistic relativity as evolutionary necessity
Paul R. Hays
159
Neuro-cognitive structure in the interplay of language and thought
Sydney M. Lamb
173
Language and thought: Collective tools for individual use
David B. Kronenfeld
197
Ontological classifiers as polycentric categories, as seen in Shona class 3 nouns
Gary B. Palmer and Claudia Woodman
225
Linguistic relativity and the plasticity of categorization: Universalism in a New Key
Robert E. MacLaury
249
Linguistic relativity as a function of ideological deixis
Bruce Hawkins
295
Why we subject incorporate (in English): a post-Whorfian view
Linda L. Thornburg and Klaus-Uwe Panther
319
Metalinguistic awareness in linguistic relativity: Cultural and subcultural practices across Chinese dialect communities
Minglang Zhou
345
Subject Index
365
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00021132