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Semantics, culture, and cognition : universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations

Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study ranges across a wide variety of languages and cultures in an attempt to identify concepts which are truly universal and to explore whether certain words are culture-specific.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 0195073258 9780195073256 0195073266 9780195073263
OCLC Number: 456017187
Description: VIII, 487 str. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anna Wierzbicka.

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Excellent cross-linguistic, cross-cultural penetration into how the mind works. Fascinating analysis of language as a mirror into the workings of the human soul. * Richard L. Wright, Howard Read more...

 
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