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dc.contributor.authorGoddard, Cliffen
dc.contributor.authorWierzbicka, Annaen
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T15:41:00Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationStudies in Language, 31(4), p. 765-800en
dc.identifier.issn1569-9978en
dc.identifier.issn0378-4177en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1671en
dc.description.abstractAll languages have words, such as English 'hot' and 'cold', 'hard' and 'soft', 'rough' and 'smooth', and 'heavy' and 'light', which attribute qualities to things. This paper maps out how such descriptors can be analysed in the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) framework, in terms of like and other semantic primes configured into a particular semantic schema: essentially, touching something with a part of the body, feeling something in that part, knowing something about that thing because of it, and thinking about that thing in a certain way because of it. Far from representing objective properties of things "as such", it emerges that physical quality concepts refer to embodied human experiences and embodied human sensations. Comparisons with French, Polish and Korean show that the semantics of such words may differ significantly from language to language.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Companyen
dc.relation.ispartofStudies in Languageen
dc.titleNSM analyses of the semantics of physical qualities: 'sweet', 'hot', 'hard', 'heavy', 'rough', 'sharp' in cross-linguistic perspectiveen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsLinguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)en
local.contributor.firstnameCliffen
local.contributor.firstnameAnnaen
local.subject.for2008200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)en
local.identifier.epublicationsvtls007886260en
local.subject.seo780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailcgoddard@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:5428en
local.publisher.placeThe Netherlandsen
local.format.startpage765en
local.format.endpage800en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume31en
local.identifier.issue4en
local.title.subtitle'sweet', 'hot', 'hard', 'heavy', 'rough', 'sharp' in cross-linguistic perspectiveen
local.contributor.lastnameGoddarden
local.contributor.lastnameWierzbickaen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:cgoddarden
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:1730en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleNSM analyses of the semantics of physical qualitiesen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jbp/sl/2007/00000031/00000004/art00002en
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local.search.authorGoddard, Cliffen
local.search.authorWierzbicka, Annaen
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