John A. Lucy



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Selected Papers                                                  

1979 (With Richard Shweder.) Whorf and his critics: Linguistic and nonlinguistic influences on color memory. American Anthropologist 81(3): 581-615.  Reprinted in R. W. Casson (ed.), Language, Culture, and Cognition, New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1981, pp. 133-63. (PDF)

1985 Whorf's view of the linguistic mediation of thought. In E. Mertz and R. J. Parmentier (eds.), Semiotic Mediation: Sociocultural and Psychological Perspectives. New York: Academic Press, pp. 73-97. Reprinted in B. Blount (Ed.), Language Culture, and Society: A Book of Readings (2nd ed.). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1995, pp. 415-438. 

1985 The historical relativity of the linguistic relativity hypothesis. The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition 7(4): 103-8. (PDF) 

1987 (With James V. Wertsch.) Vygotsky and Whorf: A comparative analysis. In M. Hickmann (ed.), Social and Functional Approaches to Language and Thought. New York: Academic Press, pp. 67-86. (PDF)

1988 (With Richard Shweder.) The effects of incidental conversation on memory for focal colors. American Anthropologist 90(4): 923-31. (PDF)

1988 The role of language in the development of representation: A comparison of the views of Piaget and Vygotsky. The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition 10(4): 99-103. (PDF)

1993 Reflexive language in the human disciplines. In J. A. Lucy (ed.), Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 9-32. (PDF)

1993 Metapragmatic presentationals: Reporting speech with quotatives in Yucatec Maya. In J. A. Lucy (ed.), Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 91-125. (PDF)

1994 The role of semantic value in lexical comparison: Motion and position roots in Yucatec Maya. Linguistics 32(4/5): 623-656. (Special issue "Space in Mayan Languages" edited by J. Haviland and S. Levinson.) (PDF)

1996 The scope of linguistic relativity: An analysis and review of empirical research. J.J. Gumperz and S.C. Levinson (eds.), Rethinking Linguistic Relativity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 37-69. (PDF)

1997 The linguistics of "color." In C.L. Hardin and L. Maffi (eds.), Color Categories in Thought and Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 320-46. (PDF)

1997 Linguistic relativity. Annual Review of Anthropology 26: 291-312. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews Inc. (PDF)

1998 Discussion and commentary: Space in language and thought. Ethos 26:105-111. (Special Theme Issue: "Language, Space, and Culture," edited by E. Danziger.) (PDF)

1999 Reflexivity. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 9(1-2): 212-215. (Special Theme Issue "Language Matters in Anthropology" edited by Alessandro Duranti. Reissued as A. Duranti [ed.], Key Terms in Language and Culture, Blackwell Publishers, 2001, pp.208-211. Translated by Antonio Perri as Riflessività/Reflexivity, in A. Duranti [ed.], Culture e discorso. Un lessico per le scienze sociali. Roma: Meltemi Editore, 2001, pp. 307-12.) (PDF)

2001 (With Suzanne Gaskins.) Grammatical categories and the development of classification preferences: A comparative approach. In S. Levinson and M. Bowerman (eds.), Language Acquisition and Conceptual Development. Cambridge University Press, pp. 257-283. (PDF)

2001 Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. In N. Smelser and P. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier Science, Vol. 20, pp. 13486-13490. Reissued in electronic form. (Link).

2003 (With Suzanne Gaskins.) Interaction of language type and referent type in the development of nonverbal classification preferences. In D. Gentner and S. Goldin-Meadow (eds.), Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp.465-492. (PDF)

2004 Language, culture, and mind.  In M. Achard and S. Kemmer (eds.), Language, Culture, and Mind. Stanford, CA: CSLI (Center for the Study of Language and Information) Publications [distributed by the University of Chicago Press], pp. 1-21. (PDF)

2005 Through the window of language: assessing the influence of language diversity on thought.  Theoria 20 (3; no. 54), 299-309.  (Special Issue edited by J. Acero and F. Rodríguez-Consuegra.) Reprinted in Annabelle Mooney, Jean Stilwell Peccei, Suzanne LaBelle, Berit Engøy Henriksen, Eva Eppler, Anthea Irwin, Pia Pichler, and Satori Soden (Eds.), The Language, Society, and Power Reader, Abingdon,
Oxon, UK: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group) 2011, ch. 2.3. (PDF)

2010 Language structure, lexical meaning, and cognition: Whorf and Vygotsky revisited. 
In Barbara C. Malt and Phillip Wolff (eds.), Words and the Mind: How Words Capture Human Experience. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 268-288. (PDF)

2011 Language and cognition: the view from anthropology.  In Vivian Cook and Benedetta Bassetti (eds.), Language and Bilingual Cognition. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 43-68. (PDF)

2012    [Position paper for] The constitution of mind: what’s in a mind? Selves.  Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 36(4): 23-25. (PDF)

2014    Methodological approaches in the study of linguistic relativity.  In Luna Filipović and Martin Pütz (Eds.), Multilingual Cognition and Language Use: Processing and Typological Perspectives. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, NL, pp. 17-44.  (PDF)

[2015] The Implications of linguistic relativity for language learning. In Rosa Alonso Alonso (Ed.), Cross-linguistic Influence in Second Language Acquisition. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, UK. (PDF)