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Humboldt, worldview and language

Author: James W Underhill
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wilhelm Humboldt, Freiherr von; Wilhelm von Humboldt; Wilhelm Humboldt, Freiherr von
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Underhill
ISBN: 0748638423 9780748638420
OCLC Number: 280543915
Description: xii, 161 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The word is a world (La parole est un monde) --
What do we have in mind when we talk about language? --
What do we see in the term worldview? --
Boas --
Sapir --
Whorf --
Worldview (Weltanschauung or Weltansicht) --
Sprache --
The work of the mind --
Form --
Creativity, culture and character --
Catching the character --
A seeing and feeling worldview --
Four dangers in the comparative approach --
Reformulating the worldview hypothesis --
A final word.
Responsibility: James W. Underhill.

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This is a short academic introduction to the work of the German 19th-century philologist, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and with theories loosely referred to in connection with the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis.  Read more...

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James Underhill shows a great mastery concerning the general theory of language. It is extremely rare to find nowadays any thinker, either in linguistics or philosophy, whose thought continues the Read more...

 
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