Seeing the world as an African language speaker

 

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dc.contributor.author Dowling, Tessa
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_ZA
dc.date 2014-04-01
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-29T19:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-29T19:35:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-29
dc.identifier.citation Dowling, T. 2014-09-29. Seeing the world as an African language speaker. Recorded lecture. UCT Summer School Lectures 2014. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7741
dc.description.abstract This lecture will be of interest to anyone who wishes to know more about the relationship between language and culture. Go to Seeing the world as an African language speaker Is the way we see the world influenced by our language, or is it the other way around: is our language influenced by the way we see the world? You’ve all heard (the rather faulty) example of the Inuit having many words for snow – and maybe even have heard of the South American language called Yagan with a word Mamihlapinatapei which refers to the desirous look two people give each other when they want to start something but are too hesitant to do so (what a wistful, romantic culture, you might think!) But what about here in South Africa? What is it about African languages that makes them uniquely different and astonishingly original in the way they are put together? This lecture will introduce you to some of the key features (both structural and metaphorical) of our languages, features essential to understanding their cultures. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCT Summer School Lectures 2014 en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.subject summer school en_ZA
dc.subject language en_ZA
dc.subject culture en_ZA
dc.subject african language speaker en_ZA
dc.title Seeing the world as an African language speaker en_ZA
dc.type Other en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Recorded lecture en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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