Publication details [#18743]

Wierzbicka, Anna. 1996. Semantics: primes and universals. Oxford University Press. xii + 500 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Person as a subject


A major synthesis of the author's work, presented in a non-technical and readable way. On the basis of empirical cross-linguistic studies it vindicates the old notion of the "psychic unity of mankind", while at the same time offering a framework for the rigorous description of different languages and cultures.

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