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The Resource Imprisoned in English : the hazards of English as a default language, Anna Wierzbicka

Imprisoned in English : the hazards of English as a default language, Anna Wierzbicka

Label
Imprisoned in English : the hazards of English as a default language
Title
Imprisoned in English
Title remainder
the hazards of English as a default language
Statement of responsibility
Anna Wierzbicka
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Imprisoned in English, Anna Wierzbicka argues that in the present English-dominated world, millions of people - including academics, lawyers, diplomats, and writers - can become "prisoners of English", unable to think outside English. In particular, social sciences and the humanities are now increasingly locked in a conceptual framework grounded in English. To most scholars in these fields, treating English as a default language seems a natural thing to do. The book's approach is interdisciplinary, and its themes range over areas of central interest to anthropology, psychology, and sociology, among others. The linguistic material is drawn from languages of America, Australia, the Pacific, South-East Asia and Europe. Wierzbicka argues that it is time for human sciences to take advantage of English as a global lingua franca while at the same time transcending the limitations of the historically-shaped conceptual vocabulary of English. And she shows how this can be done
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wierzbicka, Anna
Dewey number
306.44
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1074.75
LC item number
.W54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Multilingualism
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • English language
  • English language
  • Multilingualism
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
Label
Imprisoned in English : the hazards of English as a default language, Anna Wierzbicka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Doing things with other people: "cooperation," "interaction" and "obščenie"
  • Grammar and social cognition: the Hawaiians, the Dalabons, and the Anglos
  • Thinking about "things" in Yucatec and in English
  • Endangered languages, endangered meanings
  • Chimpanzees and the evolution of human cognition
  • From ordinary (Anglo) English to Minimal English
  • Anthropology, psychology, psychiatry
  • Philosophy, theology, politics
  • Linguistics: cognitive and cultural approaches
  • Bilingualism, life writing, translation
  • Recognizing the contingency of one's own language
  • Naming the world or construing the world?
  • The givens of human life
  • Universal words, semantic atoms and semantic molecules
  • Human bodies and human minds: what is visible and what is invisible
  • Anglo values vs. human values: talking about values in a global world
  • Human emotions and English words: are anger and disgust universal?
  • Taking to other people: "politeness" and cultural scripts
Control code
847842685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780199321490
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)847842685
Label
Imprisoned in English : the hazards of English as a default language, Anna Wierzbicka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Doing things with other people: "cooperation," "interaction" and "obščenie"
  • Grammar and social cognition: the Hawaiians, the Dalabons, and the Anglos
  • Thinking about "things" in Yucatec and in English
  • Endangered languages, endangered meanings
  • Chimpanzees and the evolution of human cognition
  • From ordinary (Anglo) English to Minimal English
  • Anthropology, psychology, psychiatry
  • Philosophy, theology, politics
  • Linguistics: cognitive and cultural approaches
  • Bilingualism, life writing, translation
  • Recognizing the contingency of one's own language
  • Naming the world or construing the world?
  • The givens of human life
  • Universal words, semantic atoms and semantic molecules
  • Human bodies and human minds: what is visible and what is invisible
  • Anglo values vs. human values: talking about values in a global world
  • Human emotions and English words: are anger and disgust universal?
  • Taking to other people: "politeness" and cultural scripts
Control code
847842685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780199321490
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)847842685

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