Ten Lectures on Natural Semantic Metalanguage: Exploring Language, Thought and Culture Using Simple, Translatable Words (Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics #21) (Hardcover)

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This lively lecture series by a leading expert introduces the theory, practice and application of a versatile, rigorous and well-developed approach to cross-linguistic semantics: the NSM approach originated by Anna Wierzbicka. Topics include: history and philosophy of the study of meaning, semantic primes and molecules, emotions, evaluation, verbs and event structure, cultural key words and scripts. Case studies come from English, Chinese, Danish, and other languages. Applications in language teaching and intercultural education are also covered, along with comparisons between NSM and other leading approaches to linguistic semantics. The book will appeal to students and scholars of linguistics at all levels, communication and translation scholars, and anyone interested in a systematic and non Anglocentric approach to meaning, culture and cognition.

About the Author


Cliff Goddard, Ph.D (1983), Australian National University, is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University. He has published widely on semantics and pragmatics, including Words and Meanings (OUP, 2014) co-authored with Anna Wierzbicka, and the collective volume Minimal English for a Global World (Palgrave, 2017).


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004357709
ISBN-10: 900435770X
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: April 12th, 2018
Pages: 374
Language: English
Series: Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics