Volker Heeschen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Volker Heeschen plays a role.


Heeschen, Volker 2007 5. Attractiveness and adornment: Reference to colors and smells in Papuan speech communitiesSpeaking of Colors and Odors, Plümacher, Martina and Peter Holz (eds.), pp. 85–111
This contribution is based on the author’s lexicographical work in two Papuan speech communities as well as on published and unpublished narratives, songs, and instances of everyday speech. About a dozen dictionaries of Papuan languages and the ethnographic literature was checked. There is a… read more | Chapter
Heeschen, Volker 1982 Some systems of spatial deixis in Papuan LanguagesHere and There: Cross-linguistic Studies on Deixis and Demonstration, Weissenborn, Jürgen and Wolfgang Klein (eds.), pp. 81 ff.
The main theme of Humboldt’s philosophy of language concerns questions of the diversity of languages and its influence on the spiritual growth of mankind. While assuming the universality of an underlying structure — in agreement with Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (1781) —, Humboldt attributes the… read more | Article