Talk:Ethnolinguistics

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Maps[edit]

1) I am interested in maps of Ethnolinguistic groups such as

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:China_ethnolinguistic_8.jpg

and

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_the_Caucasus

Are there others like these? Where could I find such maps for the whole world in one or in pieces? Please email responses to:

  malichii@gmail.com

2) Another example of cultural direction structures is the use in Hawaii of the two major directions of

    Makai = toward the sea
    ???   = toward the mountains (I forget the term but there are mountains in the center of all the islands)

and two directions along the beach depending on where you are or where the point is you are describing. For example: if you are in Honolulu, Pearl Harbor is "Ewe (pronounced 'eva') side" or toward the town of Ewe while Waikiki is "Diamond side" or tword Daimond Head. Is this same pattern found on other mountainour polynesian islands like Tahiti? What about islands without mountains? Atolls? Malichii (talk) 08:16, 12 August 2008 (UTC)malichii@gmail.com Mark Chamberlin


request[edit]

That editors who contribute to and watch this article check out this Article for Deletion nomination and comment. Thanks, Slrubenstein | Talk 19:28, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis[edit]

The so-called Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is a relatively well-known and oft-mentioned topic among non-(ethno)linguists, but it's really not all that central to the field. Therefore, I wonder whether it should be mentioned so prominently in this article. On one hand, since it is well known among non-specialists there is a fair chance that Wikipedia users may be interested in it. On the other hand, since it is not central to the field this mention may give undue weight to the topic. It is not a fringe theory exactly, but neither is discussion of the idea as prominent as this article makes it seem. Cnilep (talk) 00:50, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Ethnolinguistics, cultural linguistics, and Cultural Linguistics[edit]

An editor removed the term "cultural linguistics" and an accompanying source from the first paragraph. The same editor capitalized all occurrences of the term in the third paragraph. This (presumably) relates to the use of Cultural Linguistics as a label for a new-ish sub-field by Farzad Sharifian, Gary Palmer, and others. However, as the removed source illustrates, some people use the term not for that sub-field but for ethnolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, etc. more generally. I have restored the source with a mention of lower-case "cultural linguistics" in the first sentence. Cnilep (talk) 00:38, 12 October 2011 (UTC)