Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar

Empirical evidence from the Romance languages

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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 of the findings presented here invite us to have a fresh look at what has already been achieved, and to amend some of the working hypotheses of the NSM approach accordingly. The volume also contains six case studies (on Italian sfogarsi, Portuguese saudades, Spanish crisis, French certes, Spanish expressions of sincerity and Italian and Spanish diminutives, respectively).
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 81]  2006.  xvi, 374 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
List of contributors
xi–xii
List of abbreviations
xiii
Typographical conventions and symbols
xv
Preface
Anna Wierzbicka
1–6
Scope and contents of this volume
Bert Peeters
7–12
The Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach: An overview with reference to the most important Romance languages
Cliff Goddard and Bert Peeters
13–38
Part 1: Romance versions of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance: Substantives; determines; quantifiers
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Catherine E. Travis, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher
41–77
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance: Evaluators and descriptors; mental predicates
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Catherine E. Travis, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher
79–109
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance: Speech; actions, events and movement; existence and possession; life and death
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher
111–136
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance: Time and space
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher
137–175
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance: Logical concepts; intensifier and augmentor; taxonomy and partonomy; similarity
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher
177–204
Part 2: The Natural Semantic Metalanguage Applied
Sfogarsi: A semantic analysis of an Italian speech routine and its underlying cultural values
Brigid Maher
207–233
Portuguese saudade and other emotions of absence and longing
Patrick Farrell
235–258
The development of a key word: The deictic field of Spanish crisis
Deborah DuBartell
259–287
The French connector certes: A Natural Semantic Metalanguage interpretation
Monique A. Burston
289–305
Francamente, el rojo te sienta fatal: Semantics and pragmatics of some expressions of sincerity in present-day Spanish
Mónica Aznárez Mauleón and Ramón González Ruiz
307–330
Towards a description of Spanish and Italian diminutives within the Natural Semantic Metalanguage framework
Angela Bartens and Niclas Sandström
331–360
Indexes
361–374
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