Semantics: Primes and Universals / Edition 1

Semantics: Primes and Universals / Edition 1

by Anna Wierzbicka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198700032

ISBN-13: 9780198700036

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198700036
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.00(d)

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