Semantic And Lexical Universals (Studies in Language Companion)

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Subjects:

  • Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure,
  • Semantics (meaning),
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language,
  • Semantics,
  • Universals (Linguistics)

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ContributionsCliff Goddard (Editor), Anna Wierzbicka (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages524
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Open LibraryOL9095091M
ISBN 109027230285
ISBN 109789027230287

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: Semantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and empirical findings (Studies in Language Companion Series) (): Goddard, Cliff, Wierzbicka, Anna: Books. This set of papers represents a unique collection; it is the first attempt ever to empirically test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of genetically and typologically diverse languages.

In fact the word 'collection' is not fully appropriate in this case, since the papers report research undertaken specifically for the present volume, and shaped. Semantic and Lexical Universals by Cliff Goddard,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2).

Semantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and Empirical Findings Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka (Eds.) This set of papers represents a unique collection; it is the first attempt ever to empirically test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of genetically and typologically diverse languages.

Identification of universal human concepts found in all languages can aid interpreting and explaining culture-specific meanings encoded in the language-and-culture systems of the world. This work attempts to test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of : Semantic and lexical universals in French.

The author develops a semantic metalanguage based on lexical universals or near-universals (and, ultimately, on a system of universal semantic primitives), and shows that the same semantic metalanguage can be used for explicating lexical, grammatical and pragmatic aspects of language and thus offers a method for integrated linguistic.

But the particular lexical and syntactic categories in which the semantic components are characteristically represented is not an absolute universal. Rather, each language has a characteristic pattern of such semantic-formal associations and -- unlike the inventory case where each language is unique -- the patterns range over a relatively small.

Meaning and Universal Grammar - Theory and Empirical Findings. Volume I. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 5– View/Download PDF of the book chapter; Goddard C., Wierzbicka A. (eds.) () Semantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and Empirical Findings. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Publisher’s website’s description of book, with Table of.

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Semantics Primes and Universals book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Conceptual primitives and semantic universals are th /5(2). In this chapter we mainly focus on lexical typology understood as cross-linguistic research on domain categorization.

We introduce some of the critical issues inherent in such research, and then turn to the presentation and discussion of different approaches to lexical typology. p.p1 {margin: px px px px; font: px Times}. The author develops a semantic metalanguage based on lexical universals or near-universals (and, ultimately, on a system of universal semantic primitives), and shows that the same semantic metalanguage can be used for explicating lexical, grammatical and pragmatic aspects of language and thus offers a method for an integrated linguistic.

Semantic fieldwork and lexical universals Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka Griffith University, Australian National University The main goal of paper is to show how NSM findings about lexical universals (semantic primes) can be applied to semantic analysis in little-described languages.

It is argued that. Semantic universals can be identified regarding the nature of these featural primitives, the nature of the lexical computation (involving both formal and substantive universals), the nature of the mapping between syntactic categories and notional categories, the role of grammatical features in pre-encoding interpretive operations.

DOI: / Corpus ID: Lexical universale and universals of grammar @inproceedings{WierzbickaLexicalUA, title={Lexical universale and universals of grammar}, author={Anna Wierzbicka}, year={} }. Presents a radically semantic approach to syntax and morphology.

It offers a methodology which demonstrates, on an empirical basis, that syntax is neither "autonomous" nor "arbitrary", but that it "follows from semantics". The author develops a semantic metalanguage based on lexical universals.

This book provides a synthesis of Wierzbicka's theory of meaning, which is based on conceptual primitives and semantic universals, using empirical findings from a wide range of languages. While addressed primarily to linguists, the book deals with highly topical and controversial issues of central importance to several disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.3/5(2).

Investigating cultures from a universal, language-independent perspective, this book rejects analytical tools derived from the English language and Anglo culture and proposes instead a "natural semantic metalanguage" formulated in English words but based on lexical s: 1.

pages Semantic and Lexical Universals Theory and empirical findings May 4, ISBN Language Arts & Disciplines This set of papers represents a unique collection; it is the first attempt ever to empirically test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka.

set of semantic primitives, all of which are lexical universals (although the opposite is not true) and presumably innate concepts; it also deals with questions of syntax (e.g. the combinability of primitives, the issue of verb valency, etc.).

Furthermore, the reader is provided with a short. semantics primes and universals Download semantics primes and universals or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get semantics primes and universals book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. This book makes a parallel argument in the domain of property concept constructions, showing how locating the variation observed in their form in lexical semantics allows a unified explanation of several generalizations that would otherwise remain both disparate and mysterious, and, in doing so, contributing to the semantic variationist agenda.

Semantics, Culture, and Cognition: Universal Human Concepts in Culture-Specific Configurations By Anna Wierzbicka Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview Aspects of Semantic Opposition in English By Arthur Mettinger Oxford University, Investigating cultures from a universal, language-independent perspective, this book rejects analytical tools derived from the English language and Anglo culture and proposes instead a "natural semantic metalanguage" formulated in English words but based on lexical universals.

Get this from a library. Semantic and lexical universals: theory and empirical findings. [Cliff Goddard; Anna Wierzbicka;] -- This set of papers represents a unique collection; it is the first attempt ever to empirically test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of genetically and.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Opening Statement / Anna Wierzbicka Semantic Theory and Semantic Universals / Cliff Goddard Introducing Lexical Primitives / Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka Ewe / Felix Ameka The Exponents of Semantic.

Professors Goddard and Wierzbicka are co-editors of two collective volumes: Semantic and Lexical Universals and Meanin Her many books include Semantics: Primes and Universals (OUP ), Emotions across Languages and Cultures (CUP ), and Experience, Evidence & Sense: The hidden cultural legacy of English (OUP )/5(21).

Universal semantics is that part of semantic theory which is concerned with general semantic properties of language (singular) as opposed to the specific semantic properties of particular languages (plural). In other words, universal semantics is about semantic universals.

But universal semantics is a term which covers quite diverse kinds of. In Algebraic Semantics in Language and Philosophy, – Stanford: Centre for the Study of Language and Information.

Reprinted from Zaefferer, Dietmar (ed.), Semantic Universals and Universal Semantics, – Dordrecht: Foris, D.A. Cruse, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Lexical semantics is the branch of linguistics which is concerned with the systematic study of word meanings.

Probably the two most fundamental questions addressed by lexical semanticists are: (a) how to describe the meanings of words, and (b) how to account for the variability of. Semantic primitives. Transl. by Anna Wierzbicka and John Besemeres; The semantics of grammar / Anna Wierzbicka; Semantic and lexical universals: theory and empirical findings / edited by Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka; Semantics, culture, and cognition: universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations / Anna W.

When the first edition of Semantics appeared inthe developments in this aspect of language study were exciting interest not only among linguists, but among philosophers, psychologists and logicians.

Professor Palmer's straightforward and comprehensive book was immediately welcomed as one of the best introductions to the subject. Interest in Semantics. siderable discussion of semantic features or components throughout the book, the This content downloaded from on Mon, 30 Mar UTC. This paper deals with some lexical and syntactic problems of translation and offers modest solutions to each.

Among the lexical problems offered are the. DOI: /pnas Corpus ID: On the universal structure of human lexical semantics @article{YounOnTU, title={On the universal structure of human lexical semantics}, author={Hyejin Youn and Logan Sutton and Eric Smith and Cristopher Moore and Jon F.

Wilkins and Ian Maddieson and William Croft and Tanmoy Bhattacharya}. List of Figures and Tables Preface Abbreviations and Symbols Part I Preliminaries 1 Semantics in Linguistics Introduction Semantics and Semiotics Three Challenges in Doing Semantics Meeting the Challenges Semantics in a Model of Grammar Some Important Assumptions Summary Further reading Exercises 2 Meaning, Thought and.

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And just when you begin to think that perhaps you are holding a lexical-semantic work in your hands, the subtitle sends you on a longer journey of figuring out what the book is about: “Eine neutestamentlich-exegetische Untersuchung zum ‘Gewissensbegriff.’” The Prospects and Limits of a Sound Theoretical and Methodological Framework.Ch.

1 deals with the importance of analyzing meaning not by any old means but with the help of a set of semantic primitives, all of which are lexical universals (although the opposite is not true) and presumably innate concepts; it also deals with questions of syntax (e.g.

the combinability of primitives, the issue of verb valency, etc.).

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