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Relatively speaking [electronic resource] : language, thought, and kinship among the Mopan Maya / Eve Danziger.

Author/Creator:
Danziger, Eve.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (136 p.)
Series:
Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics.
Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics
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Subjects:
Language and culture -- Belize -- Toledo District.
Mopan dialect -- Belize -- Toledo District -- Etymology -- Names.
Mopan dialect -- Belize -- Toledo District -- Grammar -- Terminology.
Mopan dialect -- Belize -- Toledo District -- Semantics.
Mopan Indians -- Kinship.
Mopan Indians -- Social life and customs.
Toledo District (Belize) -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Based upon 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork among the Mopan Maya in Belize, Eve Danziger examines the semantic complexity of particular kinship terms used among Mopan women and children and shows that a culture-specific analysis of their terms is superior to other non-ethnographically-based methods. In doing so she contributes not only to theoretical semantics and the ethnography of that area, but to the cross-cultural study of child development and language acquisition.
Contents:
Contents; Guide to Abbreviations and Orthography; Chapter 1. Kinship, Semantics, and Linguistic Relativity; Chapter 2. The Mopan Setting; Chapter 3. The Meanings of Kinship Terms; Chapter 4. Tzik and Kinship; Chapter 5. Creating Tzik Relationships; Chapter 6. Three Semantic Analyses and Their Consequences; Chapter 7. Formal Findings; Chapter 8. Language, Thought, and Reality; Notes; References; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-122) and index.
ISBN:
1-280-76077-X
0-19-802595-5
0-19-535677-2
OCLC:
609831247