Heart- And Soul-Like Constructs Across Languages,

Heart- And Soul-Like Constructs Across Languages, All languages and cultures appear to have one or mind like constructs that supplement the human body Linguistic evidence suggests they all have a word for someone, and another word for body, but that doesn t mean that whatever else makes up a human being ie someone apart from the body is the same everywhere Nonetheless, the Anglo mindis often reified and thought of in universal terms This volume adds to the literature that denounces such reification It looks at Japanese, Longgu an Oceanic language , Thai, and Old Norse Icelandic, spelling out, in a culturally neutral Natural Semantic Metalanguage NSM , how the mind like constructs in these languages differ from the Anglo mind

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