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Towards a grammar of the senses: perception in Lushese (Olussese)

Stüwe-Thanasoula, Marilena (2016) Towards a grammar of the senses: perception in Lushese (Olussese). PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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    Abstract

    The thesis presents the grammar of the Eastern African Bantu language Lushese (Olussese), spoken in Uganda, and gives information on the historical background that caused the today´s highly endangered status of the language (chapters 1 & 2). Focussing on the semantics of the verbs of perception, the thesis presents the use and meaning of various linguistic means for expressing perception in general and further for the expression of physical, sensory, emotional and cognitive experience in Lushese (chapters 3-5). The findings in Lushese provide insights of the use of language in the light of social interaction and include information on the ways cultural and social values impact the choice of linguistic means (chapter 6). With respect to the theoretical issues concerning the language of perception the data in Lushese show that the way people speak about the environment and use language to express categories of perception are rather a matter of innate cultural interpretation regarding the human body and the environment than a matter of the human body and the environment as given by biological and/or physical conditions.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Stüwe-Thanasoula, Marilenamarilena_thanassoula@web.de
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-67829
    Subjects: Generalities, Science
    Customs, etiquette, folklore
    Language, Linguistics
    Italic Latin
    Other languages
    Stage presentations
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    KeywordsLanguage
    Afican Studies, Bantu Studies, semantics, cognitive and antrhopological linguistics, theories of language and perception, sociolinguistics (endangered languages), theatre for development, history of scienceEnglish
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie
    Language: English
    Date: June 2016
    Date Type: Publication
    Date of oral exam: 06 November 2013
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 09:09:55
    Referee
    NameAcademic Title
    Storch, AnneProf. Dr.
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6782

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