Language and Sensory Orientations

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234550
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936546 | DOI:
Language and Sensory Orientations

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This chapter presents an inventory of sensory fields. It first searches for a possible category for “the senses,” and then considers some cultural categories and studies the domain of feeling in the body. Next, it addresses the issue of “category as container” and some detailed examples of specific perceptory domains. A category of immediate bodily experiences is outlined and explained within Anlo cultural worlds. The chapter also discusses several Ewe terms that pertain to various sensations, such as “tasting to see.”

Keywords: sensory fields; inventory; cultural categories; feeling in body; category as container; perceptory domains; Anlo cultural worlds; tasting to see

Chapter.  13761 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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