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Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

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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 most scholars in these fields are not aware of the need to break away from this framework to reach a more universal, culture-independent perspective on things human. Indeed they are typically not aware that any problem exists, and resistant to its being pointed out.

The book engages with current debates across a range of disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, sociology, evolutionary science, psychology, and cognitive science, as well as linguistics. The topics include values, emotions, social cognition, intercultural communication, endangered languages, human universals vs. human diversity, the evolution of consciousness, etc.

It is a book dedicated to one central idea: the blind spot in contemporary social sciences and the prevailing global discourse on values, the human condition, human relations, and so on, which results from the "invisibility " of English as an increasingly globalized way of thinking and talking.

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Author(s):
WIERZBICKA, Anna
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
234x156x22
EAN-13:
9780199321506
Edition:
First / First Impression (2014)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780199321506
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
New York: Oxford University Press

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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 most scholars in these fields are not aware of the need to break away from this framework to reach a more universal, culture-independent perspective on things human. Indeed they are typically not aware that any problem exists, and resistant to its being pointed out.

The book engages with current debates across a range of disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, sociology, evolutionary science, psychology, and cognitive science, as well as linguistics. The topics include values, emotions, social cognition, intercultural communication, endangered languages, human universals vs. human diversity, the evolution of consciousness, etc.

It is a book dedicated to one central idea: the blind spot in contemporary social sciences and the prevailing global discourse on values, the human condition, human relations, and so on, which results from the "invisibility " of English as an increasingly globalized way of thinking and talking.

Author(s):
WIERZBICKA, Anna
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
234x156x22
EAN-13:
9780199321506
Edition:
First / First Impression (2014)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780199321506
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
New York: Oxford University Press

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