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Hough 2008 - The Expression & Perception of Space in Wayana - eBook

Hough 2008 - The Expression & Perception of Space in Wayana - eBook

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This ethno-linguistic analysis of the Cariban language, Wayana (still spoken in the dense rainforests of Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil), gives a detailed account of how spatiality is expressed in Wayana. This gives us a glimpse into the worldview of the Wayana, enabling us to achieve a greater understanding of how the Wayana perceive and categorize ‘space’ and the ‘landscape’ in which they live.
This ethno-linguistic analysis of the Cariban language, Wayana (still spoken in the dense rainforests of Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil), gives a detailed account of how spatiality is expressed in Wayana. This gives us a glimpse into the worldview of the Wayana, enabling us to achieve a greater understanding of how the Wayana perceive and categorize ‘space’ and the ‘landscape’ in which they live.

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Published by: Sidestone Press on Oct 17, 2012
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03/31/2013

The following sub-sections concentrate on the theories and history surrounding
the study of human spatial orientation and perception.

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The Principle of Linguistic Relativity is also known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

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Followers of the Boasian tradition perceive his theory as a truism rather than a hypothesis.

Chapter 2: Theoretical Setting

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