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Words and meanings : lexical semantics across domains, languages, and cultures

Author: Cliff Goddard; Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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This book presents cross-linguistic and cross-cultural investigations of word meaning from different domains of the lexicon - concrete, abstract, physical, sensory, emotional, and social. The words  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Monografia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cliff Goddard; Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 9780198783558 0198783558 9780199668434 0199668434
OCLC Number: 995650975
Description: [8], 314 stron ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Words, meaning, and methodology2: Men, women, and children: the semantics of basic social categories3: Sweet, hot, hard, heavy, rough, sharp: physical quality words in cross-linguistic perspective4: From "colour words" to visual semantics: English, Russian, Warlpiri5: Happiness and human values in cross-cultural and historical perspective6: Pain is it a human universal? The perspective from cross-linguistic semantics7: Suggesting, apologizing, complimenting: English speech-act verbs8: A stitch in time and the way of the rice plant: the semantics of proverbs in English and Malay9: The meaning of "abstract nouns": Locke, Bentham and contemporary semantics10: Broader Perspectives: Beyond lexical semanticsReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka.

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