Heart And Soul Like Constructs Across Languages Cultures


Heart And Soul Like Constructs Across Languages Cultures and Epochs All languages and cultures appear to have one or mind like constructs that supplement the human body Linguistic evidence suggests they all have a word for someone and another word for body but that doesn't mean that whatever else makes up a human being ie someone apart from the body is the same everywhere Nonetheless the Anglo mind is often reified and thought of in universal terms This volume adds to the literature that denounces such reification It looks at Japanese Longgu an Oceanic language Thai and Old Norse Icelandic spelling out in a culturally neutral Natural Semantic Metalanguage NSM how the mind like constructs in these languages differ from the Anglo mind

  • ebook
  • 148 pages
  • Heart And Soul Like Constructs Across Languages Cultures and Epochs
  • Bert Peeters
  • 13 June 2015
  • 9781351720045

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