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Author: Cliff Goddard
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
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This text introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues. Based on research findings from cross-linguistic semantics, it contains essays and studies by leading experts exploring the value and application of 'Minimal English' in various fields, including ethics, health, human rights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goddard, Cliff.
Minimal English for a Global World : Improved Communication Using Fewer Words.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cliff Goddard
ISBN: 9783319625126 3319625128
OCLC Number: 1006403916
Notes: ""6.2 A Charter of Global Ethic Must Be Cross-Translatable""
Description: 1 online resource (299 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""List of Contributors""; ""List of Figures ""; ""List of Tables ""; ""1: Introduction""; ""Reference""; ""2: Minimal English and How It Can Add to Global English""; ""2.1 Why Minimal English?""; ""2.2 What Is Minimal English?""; ""2.3 Minimal English, Anglo English, Global English""; ""2.4 Examples of Minimal English""; ""2.5 The Vocabulary of Minimal English""; ""2.6 How Is Minimal English Different from Basic English and Plain English?""; ""2.7 The Many â#x80;#x98;Untranslatablesâ#x80;#x99; of Global English""; ""2.8 Looking Forward""; ""References"" ""3: Minimal English: The Science Behind It""""3.1 Sketch History and Main Ideas Behind NSM Approach""; ""3.1.1 Paraphrase Using Simple, Easily Understood Words""; ""3.1.2 Semantic Primes: The Atoms (or Elements) of Meaning and Thought""; ""3.1.3 Sketch History of the NSM Approach""; ""3.2 A Closer Look at Semantic Primes: Simple Universal Words""; ""3.2.1 How Were Primes Identified in the First Place?""; ""3.2.2 How It Is That Primes Can Be Related to One Another?""; ""3.2.3 A Review of the Semantic Primes, in 12 Groups"" ""3.2.4 Four Complications (Lexical Polysemy, Formal Complexity, Allolexy, and Portmanteau Expressions)""""3.3 Grammar Matters: Universal Grammar Versus Language-Specific Grammar""; ""3.4 Semantic Molecules, Other Lexical Universals, and Near-Universals""; ""3.4.1 What Are Semantic Molecules?""; ""3.4.2 Universal Semantic Molecules""; ""3.4.3 Language-Specific but â#x80;#x98;Approximateâ#x80;#x99; Universal Semantic Molecules""; ""3.4.4 Other Possibly Universal or Near-Universal Words""; ""3.4.5 Language-/Culture-Specific Semantic Molecules"" ""3.4.6 A Parting Note on Other Useful International Words""""3.5 From NSM to Minimal English""; "" Appendix A: Semantic Primes, English Exponents (After Goddard and Wierzbicka 2014)""; ""References""; ""4: Minimal English and Diplomacy""; ""4.1 Introduction""; ""4.2 The Character of Diplomacy""; ""4.3 Forms of Diplomatic Communication""; ""4.4 Diplomatic Language: Diplomatic Style and Ethnopragmatics""; ""4.5 Interpretation, Translation, and Diplomacy""; ""4.6 Natural Semantic Metalanguage, Minimal English, and Diplomacy"" ""4.7 A Case Study: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Post-crisis Innovations""""4.8 Some Conclusions""; ""References""; ""5: Internationalizing Minimal English: Perils and Parallels""; ""5.1 Language in International Affairs""; ""5.2 Rise of English and Its Parallels""; ""5.3 â#x80;#x9C;Parallel Englishesâ#x80;#x9D; in ASEAN""; ""5.4 â#x80;#x9C;Socializingâ#x80;#x9D; Responsible Stakeholders""; ""5.5 Minimal English for International Relations""; ""References""; ""6: Charter of Global Ethic in Minimal English""; ""6.1 The Need for a Charter of Global Ethics""

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This text introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues. Based on research findings from cross-linguistic semantics, it contains essays and studies by leading experts exploring the value and application of 'Minimal English' in various fields, including ethics, health, human rights discourse, education and international relations.

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