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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Language, Culture, and Mind
Subtitle: Natural Constructions and Social Kinds
Written By: Paul Kockelman
Series Title: Language Culture and Cognition 10

Based on fieldwork carried out in a Mayan village in Guatemala, this book
examines local understandings of mind through the lens of language and
culture. It focuses on a variety of grammatical structures and discursive
practices through which mental states are encoded and social relations are
expressed: inalienable possessions, such as body parts and kinship terms;
interjections, such as 'ouch' and 'yuck'; complement-taking predicates,
such as 'believe' and 'desire'; and grammatical categories such as
mood, status and evidentiality. And, more generally, it develops a
theoretical framework through which both community-specific and
human-general features of mind may be contrasted and compared. It will be
of interest to researchers and students working within the disciplines of
anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521516390
ISBN-13: 9780521516396
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 99.00