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Title: Ethnosyntax
Subtitle: Explorations in Grammar and Culture
Edited By: Nicholas J. Enfield

Meanings of cultural importance are found not only in words but also in the very grammar of a language. This exciting collection presents eleven original studies of the relationship between grammar, culture, and cognition, with data from languages and cultures from around the world. Contributors discuss a wide variety of grammatical phenomena. This book shows that the study of culture can help to understand how and why languages differ in the ways they do.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199249067
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 384 pp
Prices: $ 72.00