Deixis, Grammar, and Culture

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Many linguists have believed that there is no connection between culture and language structures. This study reviews some of the literature supporting vocabulary connections, hypotheses for other connections, and critical views of this type of hypothesis. Precisely such a connection is developed employing a functional view of language and grammaticization principles. Using a world-wide probability sample of forty-nine languages, an association between culture and the grammatical coding of deictics is tested and statistically found to be corroborated to a very significant extent. Suggestions are included on how some of the concepts used and developed in this study might be extended.
[Typological Studies in Language, 24]  1992.  x, 245 pp.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Preview
1–31
2. Language Evolution
33–64
3. Cultural Complexity
65–75
4. Language/Culture Dimensions
77–90
5. Linguistic Evolution
91–114
6. Hologeistic Methodology
115–121
7. Sampling
123–133
8. Coding Criteria
135–143
9. Results
145–168
10. Methodological Controls
169–182
11. Extensions and Conclusions
183–195
Appendices
196–227
Bibliography
229–235
Index
237–245
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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