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English : meaning and culture

English : meaning and culture

Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book argues that rather than denying the existence and continued relevance of the cultural 'baggage' embedded in English ('Anglo' English), it is important to explore the contents of that baggage - important for practical, as well as intellectual, reasons.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wierzbicka, Anna.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005047789
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 9780198038979 0198038976 0195174747 0195174755 9780195174748 9780195174755 9780199788514 0199788510 1429420936 9781429420938
OCLC Number: 77515527
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 352 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Meaning, History and Culture --
English Words: From Philosophy to Everyday Discourse --
Anglo Culture Reflected in English Grammar.
Responsibility: Anna Wierzbicka.


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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A great book, one which must be applauded. The strength of the book is to propose a kind of linguistics which takes into account the various, subtle, rich, and extremely interesting interactions Read more...

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