Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291525
Title:
Regular: A politically motivated definition
Author:
Bohon, Elizabeth Hammond, 1964-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In attempting to compare the definition of the word "regular" as perceived by a group of middle class, Jewish, American senior citizens and a group of students from the University of Arizona, it is suggested that an individuals' "central case" of the definition of a word is dependent on life experience. Further, in trying to interpret the reason of the existence of a "central case", social theory will be utilized for both explanation of the existence of the "central case" as well as to display individual negotiation with an exterior societal structure. By linking the work of cognitive anthropology with social theory, the researcher is better able to explain change and negotiation between an individual and the social world within which they live.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Language, Linguistics.; Anthropology, Cultural.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Philips, Susan U.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRegular: A politically motivated definitionen_US
dc.creatorBohon, Elizabeth Hammond, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBohon, Elizabeth Hammond, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn attempting to compare the definition of the word "regular" as perceived by a group of middle class, Jewish, American senior citizens and a group of students from the University of Arizona, it is suggested that an individuals' "central case" of the definition of a word is dependent on life experience. Further, in trying to interpret the reason of the existence of a "central case", social theory will be utilized for both explanation of the existence of the "central case" as well as to display individual negotiation with an exterior societal structure. By linking the work of cognitive anthropology with social theory, the researcher is better able to explain change and negotiation between an individual and the social world within which they live.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLanguage, Linguistics.en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPhilips, Susan U.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349482en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2770256xen_US
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