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|Title:||Cross-Linguistic Semantics||Contributor(s):||Goddard, Cliff (editor)||Publication Date:||2008||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2137||Abstract:||This set of studies explores and demonstrates cross-linguistic semantics as practised in the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) framework, originated by Anna Wierzbicka. The opening chapters give a state-of-the-art overview of the NSM model, propose several theoretical innovations and advance a number of original analyses in connection with names and naming, clefts and other specificational sentences, and discourse anaphora. Subsequent chapters describe and analyse diverse phenomena in ten languages from multiple families, geographical locations, and cultural settings around the globe. Three substantial studies document how the metalanguage of NSM semantic primes can be realised in languages of widely differing types: Amharic (Ethiopia), Korean and East Cree. Each constitutes a lexicogrammatical portrait in miniature of the language concerned. Other chapters probe topics such as inalienable possession in Kromu (Papua New Guinea), epistemic verbs in Swedish, hyperpolysemy in Bunuba (Australia), the expression of "momentariness" in Berber, ethnogeometry in Makasai (East Timor), value concepts in Russian, and "virtuous emotions" in Japanese.||Publication Type:||Book||Publisher:||John Benjamins Publishing Company||Place of Publication:||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||ISBN:||9789027205698||Field of Research (FOR):||200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)||HERDC Category Description:||A3 Book - Edited||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/33441556
|Extent of Pages:||356||Series Name:||Studies in Language Companion Series (SLCS)||Series Number :||102||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 115
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