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Author Wierzbicka, Anna
Title Imprisoned in English : The Hazards of English As a Default Language
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2013
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Note Cover -- Imprisoned in English -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- PART ONE Every Language Draws a Circle ... -- 1. Recognizing the Contingency of One's Own Language -- 2. Naming the World or Construing the World? -- 3. The Givens of Human Life -- 4. Universal Words, Semantic Atoms and Semantic Molecules -- 5. Human Bodies and Human Minds: What is Visible and What is Invisible -- PART TWO Emotions and Values -- 6. Anglo Values vs. Human Values: Talking about Values in a Global World -- 7. Human Emotions and English Words: Are Anger and Disgust Universal? -- PART THREE "Politeness" and "Cooperation" -- 8. Talking to Other People: "Politeness" and Cultural Scripts -- 9. Doing Things with Other People: "Cooperation," "Interaction" and "Obšcenie" -- PART FOUR Entering Other Minds -- 10. Grammar and Social Cognition: The Hawaiians, the Dalabons, and the Anglos -- 11. Thinking about "Things" in Yucatec and in English -- 12. Endangered Languages, Endangered Meanings -- 13. Chimpanzees and the Evolution of Human Cognition -- PART FIVE Breaking Down the Walls of the Prison -- 14. From Ordinary (Anglo) English to Minimal English -- PART SIX Kindred Thinking Across Disciplines -- Preliminary Remarks -- 15. Anthropology, Psychology, Psychiatry -- 16. Philosophy, Theology, Politics -- 17. Linguistics: Cognitive and Cultural Approaches -- 18. Bilingualism, Life Writing, Translation -- Final Remarks -- Notes -- References -- Index
Imprisoned in English argues that in the present English-dominated world, social sciences and the humanities are locked in a conceptual framework grounded in English and that scholars need to break away from this framework to reach a more universal, culture-independent perspective on things human
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wierzbicka, Anna Imprisoned in English : The Hazards of English As a Default Language Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2013 9780199321506
Subject English language -- Social aspects.;English language -- Influence on foreign languages.;Multilingualism -- Social aspects.;Language and languages -- Globalization.;Language and languages -- Philosophy
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