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The Resource Experience, evidence, and sense : the hidden cultural legacy of English, Anna Wierzbicka

Experience, evidence, and sense : the hidden cultural legacy of English, Anna Wierzbicka

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Experience, evidence, and sense : the hidden cultural legacy of English
Title
Experience, evidence, and sense
Title remainder
the hidden cultural legacy of English
Statement of responsibility
Anna Wierzbicka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is based on two ideas: first, that any language-English no less than any other-represents a universe of meaning, shaped by the history and experience of the men and women who have created it; second, that in any language certain culture-specific words act as linchpins for whole networks of meanings, and that penetrating the meanings of those key words can therefore open our eyes to an entire cultural universe. In this book Anna Wierzbicka demonstrates that three uniquely English words-experience, evidence, and sense-are exactly such linchpins. Using a rigorous plain language approach to meaning analysis, she unpacks the dense cultural meanings of these key words, disentangles their multiple meanings, and traces their origins back to the tradition of British empiricism. In so doing she reveals much about cultural attitudes embedded not only in British and American English, but also other global varieties of English
  • An interdisciplinary work, Experience, Evidence, and Sense is accessible to both scholars and students in linguistics and English, as well as historians of ideas, sociologists, anthropologists, literary scholars, and scholars of communication
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wierzbicka, Anna
Dewey number
420.1/43
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1585
LC item number
.W54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and languages
Label
Experience, evidence, and sense : the hidden cultural legacy of English, Anna Wierzbicka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Experience and evidence -- 3. Sense -- 4. Pharaseology, semantics and corpus linguistics
Control code
298325798
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 460 pages
Isbn
9780195368000
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009000574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)298325798
Label
Experience, evidence, and sense : the hidden cultural legacy of English, Anna Wierzbicka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Experience and evidence -- 3. Sense -- 4. Pharaseology, semantics and corpus linguistics
Control code
298325798
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 460 pages
Isbn
9780195368000
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009000574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)298325798

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