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Semantics : primes and universals / Anna Wierzbicka
Bib ID 1029724
Format BookBook
Author
Wierzbicka, Anna, 1938
 
Description Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996 
xii, 500 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0198700032 (paperback)
0198700024
Partial contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Survey of Semantic Primitives
  • 3. Universal Grammar: The Syntax of Universal Semantic Primitives
  • 4. Prototypes and Invariant
  • 5. Semantic Primitives and Semantic Fields
  • 6. Semantics and "Primitive Thought"
  • 7. Semantic Complexity and the Role of Ostension in the Acquisition of Concepts
  • 8. Against "Against Definitions"
  • 9. Semantics and Lexicography
  • 10. The Meaning of Colour Terms and the Universals of Seeing
 
Notes

Includes previously published material rev. and expanded for this publication.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Semantics.  |  Linguistic universals.  |  Grammar, Comparative and general.  |  Language and culture.

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