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  Semantics: Primes and Universals by Anna Wierzbicka [ISBN: 0198700024] - Find Cheap Textbook Prices & Save BIG
Conceptual primitives and semantic universals are the cornerstones of a semantic theory which Anna Wierzbicka has been developing for many years.
Wierzbicka's "Primes and Universals" is a summary of her decades of research.
However, it is interesting to note that although the NSM approach is so effective, Wierzbicka's works are not widely referred to in the works of other semanticists (or for the matter, other linguists) especially outside Australia.
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 UNE - nsm - NSM Semantics in Brief
In Anna Wierzbicka's writings the terms 'semantic' and 'conceptual' are used more or less interchangeably, the idea being that semantic primes represent elements of linguistic conceptualisation, i.e.
Wierzbicka's view (like that of Leibniz before her) is that semantic analysis is by its nature a conceptual inquiry, because meanings are not external or objective entities, but, so to speak, creatures of the mind.
In Anna Wierzbicka's 1972 book Semantic Primitives, only 14 semantic primitives were proposed and in her 1980 book Lingua Mentalis, the inventory was not much bigger.
www.une.edu.au /lcl/nsm/nsm.php   (1864 words)

  
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Wierzbicka writes: Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, the study of English was dominated by the Chomskian approach and thus was conducted “within a framework that understands linguistics to be a part of psychology, ultimately human biology” (Chomsky 1987,1).
Wierzbicka links the semantics of causatives to a culture in which democracy and personal autonomy are key values.
Wierzbicka goes on with an en even more detailed and refined analysis: This doesn’t mean that the causer has complete power over the causee and that the causee has to do whatever the causer wants.
semanticsarchive.net /Archive/GZmNzk2O/Wierzbicka2006.rtf   (2763 words)

  
 AW-CFS04
Depuis une trentaine d'années Anna Wierzbicka, linguiste d'origine polonaise travaillant en Australie, tente de réconcilier Leibniz et Humboldt en élaborant une «métalangue sémantique naturelle» capable de décrire les «univers sémantiques» de toutes les langues du monde.
Wierzbicka se joue des frontières, supposées fausses et artificielles, entre les sous-domaines de la linguistique.
Pour A. Wierzbicka il n'y a aucune signification proprement grammaticale, il n'y a que des significations particulières, qui ont un trait grammatical obligatoire.
www2.unil.ch /slav/ling/recherche/biblio/05AW-CFS.html   (6375 words)

  
 Grammar
Wierzbicka 1972, 1980, 1992, 1996; Goddard 1998; Goddard and Wierzbicka Eds 1994; and many other studies listed in this volume, chapter 1).
The theoretical framework is the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) approach originated by Anna Wierzbicka over thirty years ago and developed since then in collaboration with Cliff Goddard and other colleagues (for references, see vol.1, chapter 1).
The NSM framework is based on evidence supporting the idea that there is a set of simple, indefinable meanings, ‑ universal semantic primes ‑ which have concrete linguistic exponents in all the world's languages.
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 SILEBR 2004/009 — Review of “Emotions in crosslinguistic perspective”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Anna Wierzbicka analyzes the Polish concept of przykro and compares it to similar concepts in English, offended, hurt, sorry, feel bad.
Wierzbicka and Harkins in their introduction refer to the “never perfect intertranslatability” of some emotion terms (p.
The prototype scenario part of an explication should be restricted to this type of unverifiable component, or observable features that are prototypical, but not necessary in a situation to felicitously use the term to refer to that situation.
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 John Benjamins: Contributions by Anna Wierzbicka
Anna Wierzbicka is author/editor of the following titles.
Anna Wierzbicka is editor/board member of the following series.
Anna Wierzbicka has contributed to the following volumes.
www.benjamins.nl /cgi-bin/t_authorview.cgi?author=15424   (396 words)

  
 Volume 21, number 2
Anna Wierzbicka and the trivialization of Australian culture
Specifically, it argues from a necessarily close exegesis of two chapters of Wierzbicka's Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words (1997) that she either misunderstands or misuses the principles of historical lexicography, and that her conclusions are likely to be invalidated because her methodology is thus flawed.
However, rather than influencing the spoken language and threatening its structural integrity, this aberrant variety was adopted by Erromangans to suit their own purposes, showing that literacy, rather than representing a colonial imposition, has actually been successfully indigenized.
members.ozemail.com.au /~tjcurnow/AJLcont/Vol212.htm   (566 words)

  
 ANU - School of Language Studies - ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor Anna Wierzbicka is a Professor in the Linguistics Program, School of Language Studies, Arts.
She has a fine international reputation for her work in semantics, syntax, typology, pragmatics and the interrelation between language and culture.
Professor Wierzbicka is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and of the Russian Academy of Sciences; she has been awarded the Humboldt Research Prize for Foreign Scholars in Humanities.
arts.anu.edu.au /languages/linguistics/AnnaW.asp   (187 words)

  
 Amazon.com: What Did Jesus Mean? Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Anna Wierzbicka is the first person who has managed to make me see what Jesus really meant.
That is, she does not just replace Jesus' images by other new images, but in plain and simple words she makes explicit the meanings of those images, the presuppositions contained in what Jesus said, the implied negations and refutations, the implicatures, in one word: the deeper intentions of God's acting in and through Jesus.
Wierzbicka canvasses many of the arguments of biblical critics on all points and offers her own, reasoned assessment on the authenticity and meaning of the words.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/0195137329   (1233 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: Understanding Cultures through Their Key Words: Anna Wierzbicka
In this groundbreaking book, Wierzbicka demonstrates that every language has its "key concepts" and that these key concepts reflect the core values of the culture.
The framework Wierzbicka proposes is the well-known "natural semantic metalanguage" that she developed with her colleagues.
Anna Wierzbicka is Professor of Linguistics at the Australian National University.
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 UNE - nsm - Bibliography of Works by Anna Wierzbicka (in English)
In: Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka (eds), Meaning and Universal Grammar: Theory and empirical findings.
In Jean Harkins and Anna Wierzbicka (eds), Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective.
In: Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka (eds), Semantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and empirical findings.
www.une.edu.au /lcl/nsm/wierzbicka.php   (2803 words)

  
 Linguistics Arts Faculty Staff: Anna Wierzbicka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Professor Anna Wierzbicka is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Arts.
She has a fine international reputation for her work in semantics, syntax, pragmatics and the interrelation between language and culture.
Professor Wierzbicka is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Australian Academy of Social Sciences and has been awarded the Humboldt Research Prize for Foreign Scholars in Humanities.
arts.anu.edu.au /linguistics/arts_fac/staff/wierzbicka.html   (93 words)

  
 What Did Jesus Mean? - Langmaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts (Oxford University Press) by Anna Wierzbicka with ISBN 195137337 is of interest to conlangers.
Linguistics and religious language are two of the subjects that I am most deeply interested in, and I'm well trained in both; the need for clarity in religious language is a cause that matters greatly to me. I greatly admire the work of Wierzbicka, who is a superb scholar.
That doesn't mean that it's not a valuable and important book, with all the necessary scholarly bells and whistles.
www.langmaker.com /db/Bks_whatdidjesusmean.htm   (167 words)

  
 John Benjamins: Contributions by Cliff Goddard
In Meaning and Universal Grammar, Goddard, Cliff and Anna Wierzbicka (eds.), 5–40.
In Meaning and Universal Grammar, Goddard, Cliff and Anna Wierzbicka (eds.), 87–172.
In Meaning and Universal Grammar, Goddard, Cliff and Anna Wierzbicka (eds.), 301–321.
www.benjamins.com /cgi-bin/t_authorview.cgi?author=4515   (358 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Semantics: Primes and Universals: Books: Anna Wierzbicka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
`One cannot help but be impressed by the range of language-related topics Wierzbicka's work encompasses and by the thorough control commanded by her of the relevant literature pertaining to these diverse areas.
`SCC is a welcome addition to Wierzbicka's inexhaustible semantic explications, revealing as it does a general theory and application that can be challenged, tested, and modified.
The wide range of topics is typical of those that anyone involved in a cross-cultural work would need to explore, explain and translate...
amazon.com /Semantics-Primes-Universals-Anna-Wierzbicka/dp/0198700032   (1296 words)

  
 Music and Emotion - Notes on Culture & Emotion
Notes on articles by Anna Wierzbicka (1994), Sandra Trehub (2000) and Anna Unyk et al (1992).
Ifaluk language of Micronesia [Lutz 1982, 1985; Wierzbicka, 1992] does not have a word for `anger' -- `song' meaning something like `justified anger' (less aggressive feeling) Polish word `gniew' roughly means a dignified kind of anger *emotion terms cannot be matched across language boundaries
Wierzbicka -- it is important to realize the complex and culture-specific character of emotion and not to absolutize it, bearing in mind its dependence on the concept of feel and on other conceptual primitives.
www.music-cog.ohio-state.edu /Music829D/Notes/Culture.html   (2666 words)

  
 Wierzbicka on the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables
Wierzbicka on the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables
I thought this announce from the Linguist list might be of interest to some listmembers.
but coming from Wierzbicka it sure is worth the reading.
lists.ibiblio.org /pipermail/b-greek/2001-April/016489.html   (184 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: English : Meaning and Culture: Books: Anna Wierzbicka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Anna Wierzbicka, a distinguished linguist known for her theories of semantics, has written the first book that connects the English language with what she terms "Anglo" culture.
Wierzbicka points out that language and culture are not just interconnected, but inseparable.
This is evident to non-speakers trying to learn puzzling English expressions.
www.amazon.ca /English-Meaning-Culture-Anna-Wierzbicka/dp/0195174747   (405 words)

  
 Compositional Semantic Primitives
Ogden's 850-word Basic English vocabulary can be used to define a broader range of words, but it does so by being non-compositional: it uses idioms (such as "put up with" meaning "tolerate") and words with multiple meanings that depend on context.
Anna Wierzbicka and Cliff Goddard's system of Natural Semantic Metalanguage Primitives is also incomplete, but it is based on cross-linguistic studies of language universals, and has been used to create clear definitions for hundreds of words.
(See "Semantics: Primes and Universals," Wierzbicka, 1996.) This set of primitives is listed below: each primitive and its variations (in bold caps), followed by example sentences (in italics), and the primitive's argument slots (X1, X2, X3, X4).
www.geocities.com /polkacats/semantics   (1080 words)

  
 Semantics, Culture, and Cognition : Univ… by Anna Wierzbicka | LibraryThing
Semantics, Culture, and Cognition : Univ… by Anna Wierzbicka
Emotions across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and Universals (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction) by Anna Wierzbicka (Amazon
English: Meaning and Culture by Anna Wierzbicka (Amazon
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 Amazon.com: English: Meaning and Culture: Books: Anna Wierzbicka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Emotions across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and Universals (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction) by Anna Wierzbicka
Semantics, Culture, and Cognition: Universal Human Concepts in Culture-Specific Configurations by Anna Wierzbicka
This engrossing and fascinating work of scholarship should appeal not only to linguists and others concerned with language and culture, but the large group of scholars studying English and English as a second language.
www.amazon.com /English-Meaning-Culture-Anna-Wierzbicka/dp/0195174755   (933 words)

  
 De onmogelijke taal van Anna Wierzbicka - weblog van richard osinga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
De onmogelijke taal van Anna Wierzbicka - weblog van richard osinga
Las zondag in de Wetenschapsbijlage van NRC Handelsblad een fascinerend stuk over de theorie van Anna Wierzbicka.
Deze Pools-Australische wetenschapster beweert dat met 61 semantische basisbegrippen (primitieven) alle woorden gemaakt kunnen worden.
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 Amazon.ca: Emotions across Languages and Cultures : Diversity and Universals: Books: Anna Wierzbicka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In this ground-breaking book, Anna Wierzbicka brings psychological, anthropological and lingusitic insights to bear on our understanding of the way emotions are expressed and experienced in different cultures, languages, and social relations.
The expression of emotion in the face, body and modes of speech are all explored and Wierzbicka shows how the bodily expression of emotion varies across cultures and challenges traditional approaches to the study of facial expressions.
This book will be invaluable to academics and students of emotion across the social sciences.
www.amazon.ca /Emotions-across-Languages-Cultures-Universals/dp/0521590426   (308 words)

  
 Natural semantic metalanguage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anna Wierzbicka originated the NSM theory in the early 1970s (Wierzbicka 1972).
Starting with an inventory of only 14 primitives, the theory slowly grew.
In Goddard and Wierzbicka (eds.) Meaning and Universal Grammar - Theory and Empirical Findings volume 1, pp.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Natural_semantic_metalanguage   (491 words)

  
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Emotions across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and Universals Anna Wierzbicka Emotions across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and Universals
Studies and Monographs, 53) Anna Wierzbicka Cross-Cultural Pragmatics: The Semantics of Social Interaction (Trends in Linguistics.
The Semantics of Grammar Anna Wierzbicka The Semantics of Grammar
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 anna wierzbicka - ResearchIndex document query   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka (eds)Meaning and Universal Grammar -
This is exactly what Anna Wierzbicka has done over a period of thirty years (and
Wierzbicka, Anna (1990) The meaning of color terms:
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 Anna Wierzbicka Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Anna Wierzbicka Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
This book develops the dual themes that languages can differ widely in their vocabularies, and are also sensitive indices to the cultures to which they belong.
This ground-breaking new book explores the bodily expression of emotion in worldwide and culture-specific contexts.
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