Folk-Taxonomies in Early English

Folk-Taxonomies in Early English

by Earl R. Anderson
     
 

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This book studies the folk-taxonomy for English, and to some extent for the Germanic and Indo- European language families. The semantic fields studied are basic color terms, seasons of the year, geometric shapes, the five senses, the folk-psychology of mind and soul, and basic plant and animal life-forms. Anderson's emphasis is on folk-taxonomies in Old and Middle

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This book studies the folk-taxonomy for English, and to some extent for the Germanic and Indo- European language families. The semantic fields studied are basic color terms, seasons of the year, geometric shapes, the five senses, the folk-psychology of mind and soul, and basic plant and animal life-forms. Anderson's emphasis is on folk-taxonomies in Old and Middle English, and also on the implications of semantic analysis for our reading of early English literary texts.

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ISBN-13:
9781611472226
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
587
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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