Graduate studies at Western
Oxford University Press (1996)
|Abstract||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 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.|
|Keywords||Semantics Universals (Linguistics Grammar, Comparative and general Language and culture|
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|Call number||P325.5.U54.W54 1996|
|ISBN(s)||0198700032 0198700024 9780198700036|
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