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The English Ethnopsychological Personhood Construct Mind "Deconstructed" in Universally Intelligible Words

Peeters, Bert


The dominance of English as the international lingua franca has led to rampant Anglocentrism and the reification of concepts that are in fact culturespecific. One such concept, often thought to refer to a universal human “attribute,” is the ethnopsychological personhood construct mind. In this paper, I argue that the best weapon to combat Anglocentrism is the English language itself—or rather, a metalanguage based on what English shares with all other languages of the world. That metalanguage,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Studies in Languages and Literature
DOI: 10.1989/CSLL.EPCMind
Access Rights: Open Access


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