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Linguistic relativities : language diversity and modern thought, John Leavitt

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Linguistic relativities : language diversity and modern thought
Title
Linguistic relativities
Title remainder
language diversity and modern thought
Statement of responsibility
John Leavitt
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There are more than six thousand human languages, each one unique. For the last five hundred years, people have argued about how important language differences are. This book traces that history and shows how language differences have generally been treated either as of no importance or as all-important, depending on broader approaches taken to human life and knowledge. It was only in the twentieth century, in the work of Franz Boas and his students, that an attempt was made to engage seriously with the reality of language specificities. Since the 1950s, this work has been largely presented as yet another claim that language differences are all-important by cognitive scientists and philosophers who believe that such differences are of no importance. This book seeks to correct this misrepresentation and point to the new directions taken by the Boasians, directions now being recovered in the most recent work in psychology and linguistics"--
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1952-
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Leavitt, John Harold
Index
index present
LC call number
P116
LC item number
.L43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistic change
  • Anthropological linguistics
Label
Linguistic relativities : language diversity and modern thought, John Leavitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-240) and index
Contents
A passage to modernity -- One reason, one world, many monads -- The world at war with reason: Britain and France in the eighteenth century -- Multiplicity and the Romantic explosion -- Essences and universals through the nineteenth century -- Boas and the linguistic multiverse -- Linguistic relativity: Sapir, Lee, and Whorf -- The other side of the mirror: a twentieth-century essentialism -- The rise of cognition and the repression of languages -- The return of the repressed -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 245 p.
Isbn
9780521767828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
20100371 03
System control number
  • (OCoLC)656771874
  • (OCoLC)656771874
Label
Linguistic relativities : language diversity and modern thought, John Leavitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-240) and index
Contents
A passage to modernity -- One reason, one world, many monads -- The world at war with reason: Britain and France in the eighteenth century -- Multiplicity and the Romantic explosion -- Essences and universals through the nineteenth century -- Boas and the linguistic multiverse -- Linguistic relativity: Sapir, Lee, and Whorf -- The other side of the mirror: a twentieth-century essentialism -- The rise of cognition and the repression of languages -- The return of the repressed -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 245 p.
Isbn
9780521767828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
20100371 03
System control number
  • (OCoLC)656771874
  • (OCoLC)656771874

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