Landscape in language: An introduction

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Abstract

Landscape is fundamental to human experience. Yet until recently, the study of landscape has been fragmented among the disciplines. This volume focuses on how landscape is represented in language and thought, and what this reveals about the relationships of people to place and to land. Scientists of various disciplines such as anthropologists, geographers, information scientists, linguists, and philosophers address several questions, including: Are there cross-cultural and cross-linguistic variations in the delimitation, classification, and naming of geographic features? Can alternative world-views and conceptualizations of landscape be used to produce culturally-appropriate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? Topics included ontology of landscape; landscape terms and concepts; toponyms; spiritual aspects of land and landscape terms; research methods; ethical dimensions of the research; and its potential value to indigenous communities involved in this type of research.

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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandscape in language: Transdisciplinary perspectives
EditorsDavid M. Mark, Andrew Turk, Niclas Burenhult, David Stea
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages1-24
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 0286 4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)