Item description for Semantic and Lexical Universals (Studies in Language Companion) by Goddard...
Identification of universal human concepts found in all languages can provide us with a tool for interpreting and explaining culture-specific meanings encoded in the language-and-culture systems of the world. This text attempts to empirically test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of genetically and typologically diverse languages. The book contains three theoretical chapters, as well as discussing individual languages. These include Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Ewe, Miskitu languages of South America, the Australian Aboriginal languages Aranda, Yankunytjatjara, Kayardild, the Austronesian languages Samoan, Longgu, Acehnese, Mangap-Mbula, the Papuan language Kalam and French.
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Studio: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.27" Weight: 2.06 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co.
ISBN 9027230285 ISBN13 9789027230287
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More About Goddard
Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. His bestselling novels are": Past Caring, In Pale Battalions, Painting the Darkness, Into the Blue (winner of the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw), "Take No Farewell, Hand in Glove, Closed Circle, Borrowed Time, Out of the Sun (a sequel to Into the Blue"), Beyond Recall, Caught in the Light, Set in Stone and "Sea Change.