Semantics Primes and Universals Conceptual primitives and semantic universals are the cornerstones of a semantic theory which Anna Wierzbicka has been developing for many years Semantics Primes and Universals is a major synthesis of

  • Title: Semantics ' Primes and Universals '
  • Author: Anna Wierzbicka
  • ISBN: 9780198700036
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • Conceptual primitives and semantic universals are the cornerstones of a semantic theory which Anna Wierzbicka has been developing for many years Semantics Primes and Universals is a major synthesis of her work, presenting a full and systematic exposition of that theory in a non technical and readable way It delineates a full set of universal concepts, as they have emergConceptual primitives and semantic universals are the cornerstones of a semantic theory which Anna Wierzbicka has been developing for many years Semantics Primes and Universals is a major synthesis of her work, presenting a full and systematic exposition of that theory in a non technical and readable way It delineates a full set of universal concepts, as they have emerged from large scale investigations across a wide range of languages undertaken by the author and her colleagues On the basis of empirical cross linguistic studies it vindicates the old notion of the psychic unity of mankind, while at the same time offering a framework for the rigorous description of different languages and cultures.

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    1. Anna Wierzbicka

      Anna Wierzbicka is Professor of Linguistics at Australian National University Her many books include Semantics Primes and Universals OUP 1996 , Emotions across Languages and Cultures CUP 1999 , and Experience, Evidence Sense The hidden cultural legacy of English OUP 2010 Professors Goddard and Wierzbicka are co editors of two collective volumes Semantic and Lexical Universals and Meaning and Universal Grammar John Benjamins, 1994 and 2002.

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