Referential Practice: Language and Lived Space Among the Maya

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Referential Practice is an anthropological study of language use in a contemporary Maya community. It examines the routine conversational practices in which Maya speakers make reference to themselves and to each other, to their immediate contexts, and to their world. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Oxkutzcab, Yucat???n, William F. Hanks develops a sociocultural approach to reference in natural languages. The core of this approach lies in treating speech as a social engagement and reference as a practice through which ...

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Referential Practice: Language and Lived Space Among the Maya
1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226315461

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1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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