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Understanding cultures through their key words : English, Russian, Polish, German, and Japanese

Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work demonstrates that every language has its "key concepts" (expressed in key words) and that these concepts reflect the core values of the culture in question. It shows that cultures can be  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wierzbicka, Anna.
Understanding cultures through their key words.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)654233002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 0195088352 9780195088359 0195088360 9780195088366
OCLC Number: 34730633
Language Note: Text in English, some words and phrases in Russian, Polish, German and Japanese.
Description: viii, 317 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Lexicon as a Key to Ethno-Sociology and Cultural Psychology: Patterns of "Friendship" Across Cultures --
3. Lexicon as a Key to Ethno-Philosophy, History, and Politics: "Freedom" in Latin, English, Russian, and Polish --
4. Lexicon as a Key to History, Nation, and Society: "Homeland" and "Fatherland" in German, Polish, and Russian --
5. Australian Key Words and Core Cultural Values --
6. Japanese Key Words and Core Cultural Values.
Series Title: Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics, 8.
Responsibility: Anna Wierzbicka.
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Weissbort and Eysteinsson's collection is nothing less than magnificent - both in terms of its size and of its scope. * Ida Klitgard, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, Vol. 14:2 *

 
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