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English : meaning and culture / Anna Wierzbicka
Bib ID 3920078
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Wierzbicka, Anna, 1938
 
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Description Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 
ix, 352 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0195174755
9780195174748
0195174747
9780195174755
9780195174748
9780195174755
Full contents
  • Pt. I. Meaning, history and culture
  • 1. English as a cultural universe
  • 2. Anglo cultural scripts seen through Middle Eastern eyes
  • Pt. II. English words : from philosophy to everyday discourse
  • 3. The story of right and wrong and its cultural implications
  • 4. Being reasonable : a key Anglo value and its cultural roots
  • 5. Being fair : another key Anglo value and its cultural underpinnings
  • Pt. III. Anglo culture reflected in English grammar
  • 6. The English causatives : causation and interpersonal relations
  • 7. I think : the rise of epistemic phrases in modern English
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p.325-339) and index.

Subjects English language -- Semantics.  |  English language -- Foreign countries.  |  Language and languages -- Philosophy.  |  Great Britain -- Civilization.  |  English-speaking countries -- Civilization.

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