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Title Semantic primes and universal grammar : empirical evidence from the Romance languages / edited by Bert Peeters
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 374 pages)
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 81
Studies in language companion series ; v. 81. 0165-7763
Contents Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; List of abbreviations; Typographical conventions and symbols; Preface; Scope and contents of this volume; The Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach; Romance versions of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage; Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance; NSM exponents and universal grammar in Romance; NSM exponents and universal grammar in Romance; NSM exponents and universal grammar in Romance
Summary This volume is part of a research program which started with the publication, in 1972, of Anna Wierzbicka's groundbreaking work on Semantic Primitives. The first within the program to focus on a number of typologically similar languages, it proposes a French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian version of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) elaborated over the years by Wierzbicka and colleagues. Repetition is avoided through teamwork: a number of authors working on the languages under examination have had equal input in a set of five papers dealing with distinct parts of the metalanguage. Some
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general.
Romance languages -- Semantics.
Form Electronic book
Author Peeters, Bert, 1960-
ISBN 9027293279 (electronic bk.)
9789027293275 (electronic bk.)