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The Resource Semantics, culture, and cognition : universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations, Anna Wierzbicka

Semantics, culture, and cognition : universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations, Anna Wierzbicka

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Semantics, culture, and cognition : universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations
Title
Semantics, culture, and cognition
Title remainder
universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations
Statement of responsibility
Anna Wierzbicka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Not everything that can be said in one language can be said in another. The lexicons of different languages seem to suggest different conceptual universes. Investigating cultures from a universal, language-independent perspective, this book rejects analytical tools derived from the English language and Anglo-culture and proposes instead a "natural semantic metalanguage" formulated in English words but based on lexical universals. The outcome of two and a half decades of research, the metalanguage is made of universal semantic primitives in terms of which all meanings, including the most culture-specific ones, can be described and compared in a precise and illuminating way. Integrating insights from linguistics, cultural anthropology, and cognitive psychology, and written in simple, non-technical language Semantics, culture, and cognition isaccessible not only to scholars and students, but also to the general reader interested in semantics and the relationship between language and culture."--Cover page 4
  • "Not everything that can be said in one language can be said in another. The lexicons of different languages seem to suggest different conceptual universes. Investigating cultures from a universal, language-independent perspective, this book rejects analytical tools derived from the English language and Anglo-culture and proposes instead a "natural semantic metalanguage" formulated in English words but based on lexical universals. The outcome of two and a half decades of research, the metalanguage is made of universal semantic primitives in terms of which all meanings, including the most culture-specific ones, can be described and compared in a precise and illuminating way. Integrating insights from linguistics, cultural anthropology, and cognitive psychology, and written in simple, non-technical language Semantics, culture, and cognition isaccessible not only to scholars and students, but also to the general reader interested in semantics and the relationship between language and culture."--Cover, p. 4
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wierzbicka, Anna
Dewey number
401/.43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P204
LC item number
.W54 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Linguistic universals
  • Semantics
  • Language and culture
  • Intercultural communication
  • Psycholinguistics
Label
Semantics, culture, and cognition : universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations, Anna Wierzbicka
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-474) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt.] 1. Linguistic evidence for ethnopsychology and ethnophilosophy. Soul, mind, and heart -- Fate and destiny -- [pt.] 2. Emotions across cultures. Are emotions universal or culture-specific? -- Describing the indescribable -- [pt.] 3. Moral concepts across cultures. Apatheia, smirenie, humility -- Courage, bravery, recklessness -- [pt.] 4. Names and titles. Personal names and expressive derivation -- Titles and other forms of address -- [pt.] 5. Kinship semantics. Lexical universals and psychological reality -- 'Alternate generations' in Australian aboriginal languages -- [pt.] 6. Language as mirror of culture and 'national character.' Australian English -- The Russian language
Control code
24010651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780195073256
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91022152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1385304
Label
Semantics, culture, and cognition : universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations, Anna Wierzbicka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-474) 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
[pt.] 1. Linguistic evidence for ethnopsychology and ethnophilosophy. Soul, mind, and heart -- Fate and destiny -- [pt.] 2. Emotions across cultures. Are emotions universal or culture-specific? -- Describing the indescribable -- [pt.] 3. Moral concepts across cultures. Apatheia, smirenie, humility -- Courage, bravery, recklessness -- [pt.] 4. Names and titles. Personal names and expressive derivation -- Titles and other forms of address -- [pt.] 5. Kinship semantics. Lexical universals and psychological reality -- 'Alternate generations' in Australian aboriginal languages -- [pt.] 6. Language as mirror of culture and 'national character.' Australian English -- The Russian language
Control code
24010651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780195073256
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91022152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1385304

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