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Adolescent boys: exploring diverse cultures of boyhood by Niobe Way, Visit Amazon's Judy Y. Chu Page, search results,

By Niobe Way, Visit Amazon's Judy Y. Chu Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Judy Y. Chu, , Michael Kimmel

A flurry of best-selling works has lately steered us to rescue and shield boys. they've got defined how boys are failing in class, performing out, or shutting down emotionally. misplaced in a lot of the resultant public dialog are the men themselves—the texture in their lives and the ways that they face up to stereotypical representations of them. so much of this paintings on boys is predicated totally on heart classification, white boys. but boys from terrible and dealing category households in addition to these from African American, Latino, and Asian American backgrounds must be understood of their personal phrases and never simply as a distinction to white or center classification boys. Adolescent Boys brings jointly the main updated empirical examine excited about knowing the improvement of boys from different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The authors convey how the contexts of boys' lives, comparable to the universities they attend form their identities and relationships. The learn during this publication might help pros and oldsters comprehend the range and richness of boys' reports.

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From para-informational to meta-informational. While the last two contributions are essentially theoretical in their approach, the analytical studies containedin this thirdvolume are also often basedon new theoretical departures. This is particularly evident in the investigations into gestural iconicity, sign language, sign poetry, intermedial iconicity and the iconicity of metaphor. We believe that this new collection will add a further 18 OLGA FISCHER AND WOLFGANG G. MÜLLER stimulus to research into the iconic nature of language as usedin spoken and signedlanguages andin literature.

S. Klima. 1976. “Two faces of a sign: Iconic andabstract”. In Origins and Evolution of Language and Speech, S. R. Harnad, H. D. Steklis and J. Lancaster (eds), 514–538. New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 280. Bock, K. and W. Levelt. 1994. “Language production. Grammatical encoding”. In Handbook of Psycholinguistics, M. A. ), 945–984. San Diego: Academic Press. , M. Herzfeldand R. Posner. (eds) 1986. Iconicity. Essays on the Nature of Culture. Festschrift for T. A. Sebeok. Tübingen: Stauffenburg.

The results of the bilinguals in the wordtask suggest that the sign language system somehow influences the vocal language system. Comparedto the hearing group the bilinguals showedfaster responses anda greater number of choices for word-picture combinations where the words corresponded to iconic signs. Thus, the semantic categories of bilinguals seem to be influenced by both language systems. In sum, the empirical findings provide evidence for a moderate version of linguistic relativity. Whereas most linguists — who concede the existence of iconicity in language — explain the relation between semantic structure and iconic aspects of linguistic form in terms of a linguistic reflection of conceptual or experiential structures, the results also indicate a reverse effect from language to semantic conceptualization.

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