Landscape in Language

Transdisciplinary perspectives

| University at Buffalo (SUNY)
| Murdoch University
| Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen and Lund University
| Texas State University
ISBN 9789027202864 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027287045 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Landscape is fundamental to human experience. Yet until recently, the study of landscape has been fragmented among the disciplines. This volume focuses on how landscape is represented in language and thought, and what this reveals about the relationships of people to place and to land. Scientists of various disciplines such as anthropologists, geographers, information scientists, linguists, and philosophers address several questions, including: Are there cross-cultural and cross-linguistic variations in the delimitation, classification, and naming of geographic features? Can alternative world-views and conceptualizations of landscape be used to produce culturally-appropriate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? Topics included: ontology of landscape; landscape terms and concepts; toponyms; spiritual aspects of land and landscape terms; research methods; ethical dimensions of the research; and its potential value to indigenous communities involved in this type of research.
[Culture and Language Use, 4]  2011.  xiii, 449 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Landscape in language: An introduction
David M. Mark, Andrew G. Turk, Niclas Burenhult and David Stea
Andrew G. Turk, David M. Mark and David Stea
Exploring philosophy of place: Potential for synergy between phenomenology and ethnophysiography
Andrew G. Turk
Embedded in place: ‘Mirror knowledge’ and ‘simultaneous landscapes’ among Māori
Brian Murton
Philosophical issues in ethnophysiography: Landform terms, disciplinarity, and the question of method
Bruce B. Janz
‘Land’ and life: Ethnoecology and ethnogeography as complementary approaches to the analyses of landscape perception
Chris Duvall
Landscape in Western Pantar, a Papuan outlier of southern Indonesia
Gary Holton
Hawaiian storied place names: Re-placing cultural meaning
Renee Pualani Louis
Between the trees and the tides: Inuit ways of discriminating space in a coastal and boreal landscape
Scott A. Heyes
Differing conceptualizations of the same landscape: The Athabaskan and Eskimo language boundary in Alaska
Gary Holton
A case study in Ahtna Athabascan geographic knowledge
James Kari
Revitalizing place names through stories and songs
Susan Paskvan
Language and landscape among the Tlingit
Thomas F. Thornton
Language, landscape and ethnoecology, reflections from northwestern Canada
Leslie Main Johnson
Landscape embedded in language: The Navajo of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, and their named places
Stephen C. Jett
Navajo landscape and its contexts
Camelita Topaha
Navigating regional landscapes with Jicarilla personal narrative
Elizabeth M. Lynch
Ontology of landscape in language
Werner Kuhn
The role of geospatial technologies for integrating landscape in language: Geographic Information Systems and the Cree of northern Quebec
Renée Sieber and Christopher Wellen
Classifying landscape character
Lars Brabyn and David M. Mark
Perspectives on the ethical conduct of landscape in language research
Andrew G. Turk and David M. Mark
Notes on contributors
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