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Discourse‐Centered Approach to Language and Culture
The Sapir- Whorf hypothesis, as usually formulated, searches for isomorphisms between grammar and culture and views language as either providing the means for thought and perception, or, in its
Verbal and Nonverbal Deixis: The Pointed Lip Gesture among the San Blas Cuna.
The pointed lip gesture is a facial gesture in use among the Cuna Indians of San Blas, Panama. It occurs in various contexts with meanings which at first appear to be unrelated. An analysis of the
Discourse Forms and Processes in Indigenous Lowland South America: An Areal-Typological Perspective
▪ Abstract In indigenous lowland South America there are several discourse forms and processes that are shared by groups of people of distinct genetic linguistic affiliations; this leads us to posit
Speech play and verbal art
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Grammar of Play and the Play of Grammar 3. Forms of Speech Play in Context 4. From Speech Play to Verbal Art 5. Contexts for Speech Play Notes References Credits Index
Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking
Introduction to the second edition Part I. Preface and Introduction: Preface Introduction Part II. Communities and Resources for Performance: Introduction 1. A quantitative paradigm for the study of
The Ethnography of Speaking
The ethnography of speaking has had a relatively brief history as a named field of inquiry, dating back only to 1962 and the appearance of Dell Hymes' seminal essay, " The Ethnography of Speaking"
Verbal Art in San Blas: Kuna Culture through Its Discourse
First published in 1990, this linguistic study of the Kuna Indians of Panama is now available only from UNM Press.