To what extent is conceptualization based on linguistic representation? And to what extent is it variable across cultures, communities, or even individuals? Of crucial importance in the attempt to develop a comprehensive theory of human cognition, these remain amongst the most difficult of questions in the cognitive sciences. This volume brings together ten new contributions from leading scholars working in a wide cross-section of disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, with an introduction by the editors which surveys current work in the field. It is one of the first attempts to tackle explicitly the issue of the relationship between linguistic and conceptual representation from a truly interdisciplinary perspective.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
"I recommend this book to anthropologists interested in language or cognition. ...all of the chapters provide succinct statements of general theory, detailed ethnographic observations, or interesting experimental results." Gary B. Palmer, American Anthropologist
"...the book is of interest to anthropological linguists interested in the relavance of our work to cognitive science." Malcah Yaeger-Dror, Language in Society