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English : meaning and Culture

Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Points out that language and culture are not just interconnected, but inseparable. This work uses research to investigate the "universe of meaning" within the English language and places it in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 9780195174748 0195174747 9780195174755 0195174755
OCLC Number: 639050430
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
Responsibility: Anna Wierzbicka.

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