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English : meaning and culture

Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Anna Wierzbicka, a distinguished linguist known for her theories of semantics, has written the first book that connects the English language with what she terms "Anglo" culture. Wierzbicka points out that language and culture are not just interconnected, but inseparable. This is evident to non-speakers trying to learn puzzling English expressions. She uses original research to investigate the "universe of meaning"  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 9780195174755 9780195174748 0195174755 0195174747
OCLC Number: 300313892
Description: ix, 352 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I. MEANING, HISTORY AND CULTURE; PART II. ENGLISH WORDS, FROM PHILOSOPHY TO EVERYDAY DISCOURSE; PART III. ANGLO CULTURE REFLECTED IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR; PART IV. CONCLUSION
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