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Beyond the Whorfs of Dover: A Study of Balinese Interpretive Practices

Hobart, Peter (Mark)


Scholars generally assume that current Euro-American theory is both necessary and sufficient to understand other societies. Analyzing the presuppositions of linguistic and anthropological models indicates however that they are fatally flawed. Examining Balinese practices of speaking and understanding others shows they work with a consistently pragmatic approach with coherent modes of interrogating situated utterances. Close study of examples highlights how far existing theories from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Heidelberg Ethnology
DOI: .11588/hdethn.0.0.18998


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