Semantics: Primes and Universals

byAnna Wierzbicka

Paperback | February 1, 1996

Semantics: Primes and Universals by Anna Wierzbicka
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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.
Anna Wierzbicka is at Australian National University.
Title:Semantics: Primes and UniversalsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:512 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.14 inShipping dimensions:512 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.14 inPublished:February 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198700032

ISBN - 13:9780198700036

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