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Chafe, Wallace L.

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Works: 135 works in 440 publications in 8 languages and 9,392 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Composer
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Most widely held works about Wallace L Chafe
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Most widely held works by Wallace L Chafe
The importance of not being earnest : the feeling behind laughter and humor by Wallace L Chafe( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This feeling is a mental state in which people exclude some situation from their knowledge of how the world really is, thereby inhibiting seriousness where seriousness would be counterproductive. Laughter is viewed as an expression of this feeling, and humor as a set of devices designed to trigger it because it is so pleasant and distracting
Meaning and the structure of language by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

57 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For scholars in general linguistics, English semantics, and syntax
The Caddoan, Iroquoian and Siouan languages by Wallace L Chafe( )

15 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Seneca language by Wallace L Chafe( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seneca language belongs to the Northern Iroquoian branch of the Iroquoian language family, where its closest relatives are Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora. Seneca holds special typological interest because of its high degree of polysynthesis and fusion. It is historically important because of its central role in the Longhouse religion and its place in the pioneering linguistic work of the 19th century missionary Asher Wright. This grammatical description, which includes four extended texts in several genres, is the culminatin of Chafe's long term study of the language over half a century
Seneca morphology and dictionary by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca thanksgiving rituals by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pear stories : cognitive, cultural, and linguistic aspects of narrative production( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse, consciousness, and time : the flow and displacement of conscious experience in speaking and writing by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Chafe demonstrates how the study of language and consciousness together can provide an unexpectedly broad understanding of the way the mind works. Relying on analyses of conversational speech, written fiction and nonfiction, the North American Indian language Seneca, and the music of Mozart and of the Seneca people, he investigates both the flow of ideas through consciousness and the displacement of consciousness by way of memory and imagination. Chafe draws on several decades of research to demonstrate that understanding the nature of consciousness is essential to understanding many topics of linguistic importance, such as anaphora, tense, clause structure, and intonation, as well as stylistic usages such as the historical present and free indirect style. This book offers a comprehensive picture of the dynamic natures of language and consciousness for linguists, psychologists, literary scholars, computer scientists, anthropologists, and philosophers
Evidentiality : the linguistic coding of epistemology by Evidentiality( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semantically based sketch of Onondaga by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the Seneca language by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a practical guide to the Seneca language for beginners. The Seneca language is in the Iroquoian language family and it is spoken in upper New York State and Southern Ontario
Thought-based linguistics : how languages turn thoughts into sounds by Wallace Chafe( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extent to which language is inseparable from thought has long been a major subject of debate across linguistics, psychology, philosophy and other disciplines. In this study, Wallace Chafe presents a thought-based theory of language that goes beyond traditional views that semantics, syntax, and sounds are sufficient to account for language design. Language begins with thoughts in the mind of a speaker and ends by affecting thoughts in the mind of a listener. This obvious observation is seldom incorporated in descriptions of language design for two major reasons. First, the role of thought is usually usurped by semantics. But semantic structures are imposed on thought by languages and differ from one language to another. Second, thought does not lend itself to familiar methods of linguistic analysis. Chafe suggests ways of describing thoughts, traces the path languages follow from thoughts to sounds, and explores ways in which thoughts are oriented in time, memory, imagination, reality, and emotions"--
Proceedings of the 1962 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society by Symposium on Language and Culture( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Properties of spoken and written language by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What good is punctuation? by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of difficulty in the processing of written language by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium on language and culture; proceedings by American Ethnological Society( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca thanksgiving rituals by Wallace L Chafe( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Pear stories : cognitive, cultural, and linguistic aspects of narrative production
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The Pear stories : cognitive, cultural, and linguistic aspects of narrative productionDiscourse, consciousness, and time : the flow and displacement of conscious experience in speaking and writingEvidentiality : the linguistic coding of epistemologyHandbook of the Seneca language
Alternative Names
Čejf, U. 1927-

Čejf, Ualas L. 1927-

Čejf, Uolles L.

Čejf, Uolles L. 1927-

Chafe, W.

Chafe, W. 1927-

Chafe Wallace

Chafe, Wallace 1927-

Chafe Wallace L. 1927-....

Cheĭf, Uolles L.

Cheĭf, Uolles L. 1927-

Wallace Chafe Amerikaans taalkundige

Wallace Chafe lingüista estadounidense

Wallace Chafe linguiste américain

Чейф, Уоллес

Чейф, Уоллес Л.

Чейф, Уоллес Л 1927-

체페, 월러스 1927-

체페, 월러스 L. 1927-

チェイフ, W. L.

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