Space and Time in Languages and Cultures

This is an interdisciplinary volume that focuses on the central topic of the representation of events, namely cross-cultural differences in representing time and space, as well as various aspects of the conceptualisation of space and time.

Space and Time in Languages and Cultures

Space and Time in Languages and Cultures

This is an interdisciplinary volume that focuses on the central topic of the representation of events, namely cross-cultural differences in representing time and space, as well as various aspects of the conceptualisation of space and time. It brings together research on space and time from a variety of angles, both theoretical and methodological. Crossing boundaries between and among disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, philosophy, or anthropology forms a creative platform in a bold attempt to reveal the complex interaction of language, culture, and cognition in the context of human communication and interaction. The authors address the nature of spatial and temporal constructs from a number of perspectives, such as cultural specificity in determining time intervals in an Amazonian culture, distinct temporalities in a specific Mongolian hunter community, Russian-specific conceptualisation of temporal relations, Seri and Yucatec frames of spatial reference, memory of events in space and time, and metaphorical meaning stemming from perception and spatial artefacts, to name but a few themes. The topic of space and time in language and culture is also represented, from a different albeit related point of view, in the sister volume Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic Diversity (HCP 36) which focuses on the language-specific vis-à-vis universal aspects of linguistic representation of spatial and temporal reference.

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Space and Time in Languages and Cultures
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Authors: Luna Filipovi?, Kasia M. Jaszczolt, Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

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Pages: 416
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Pages: 532
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Peeters Publishers

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Pages: 249
Authors: Paul Sprachman
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Mazda Pub

"This book is a full course in Persian Lite. It offers sophisticated insights into the language without requiring months of laborious study. The book will interest both general readers and language specialists, especially autodidacts who want to learn about the languages and cultures of the modern Middle East and Central
Teaching-and-learning Language-and-culture
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Pages: 219
Authors: Michael Byram, Carol Morgan
Categories: Education
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