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- DescriptionThis book deals with various indigeus traditions of grammatical thought across the globe. Its main perspective is a cross-cultural sociolinguistic and anthropological linguistic account of Indigeus Grammar. The concept (relating to Bru Liebich's term 'Einheimische Grammatik') is taken in its widest sense here to account for a continua of forms and ways of language-oriented research, various degrees of systematic reflection on language structure and use, the culture-specific ingredients of different grammatical schools, linguistic and folk-linguistic speculation, language awareness, linguistic ideologies and similar endeavours. Some assumptions underlying the central hypotheses of this book are: - Linguistics, every grammatical description, has a strong cultural binding. - It is worthwhile to describe the culturally bound differences in a systematic fashion. - There are indigeus grammars and grammarians of entirely different deminations than what Western linguists are accustomed to dealing with. - A heuristic continua of indigeus grammar can be set up which is worth being studied by linguists in a cross-cultural comparative fashion.
- Author BiographyThe Contributors: Henry M. Hoenigswald, Madhav M. Deshpande, Peter Raster, Tej K. Bhatia, J.M. Verpoorten, Sanford B. Steever, Ulrike Niklas, Rudolf Kaschewsky, Philip J. Rose, Anthony Diller, Lijun Tang, Volker Heeschen, Michael Walsh, Lutz Edzard, Giulio Busi, Ahmed Meziani, Mohamed Elmedlaoui, Amar Sellam, Alexander Borg, Karl Reichl, Jos J.S. Weitenberg, Norbert Boretzky, Birgit Igla, Friedrich Wilhelm Gester, Thomas Kohnen, Raymond Hickey, Dieter Cherubim, Ulrich Groenke, Elke Nowak. The Editor: Hannes Kniffka, born 1942, studied at Bonn, Cologne, and Stanford, Ca. General and Historical Linguistics and Indology. Dr. phil. 1968 at Bonn University; Habilitation 1980 at Cologne University. Taught outside Europe (mainly USA, Saudi Arabia, PR China, Morocco) and inside Europe (Germany) for some 15 years. Professor of General and Applied Linguistics at Bonn University. Guest professorships in countries of the Middle East, the Far East, Australia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication01/09/2001
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Content Notefig. and tables
- Weight810 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edited byHannes Kniffka
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