By Anna Wierzbicka
The booklet discusses information from a variety of languages and it indicates that the meanings expressed in human interplay and the several "cultural scripts" winning in numerous speech groups will be basically and intelligibly defined and in comparison by utilizing a "natural semantic metalanguage", in keeping with empirically validated common human suggestions. because the e-book indicates, this metalanguage can be utilized as a foundation for educating winning cross-cultural communique, together with the educating of languages in a cultural context.
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2. 3. 4. 5. The 'communication over distance' group 3. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 2. 1. 2. 3. Ochs and achs 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Russian ogo 5. Conclusion Chapter 9 Particles and illocutionary meanings 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 2. 1. 2. 3. Blisko Conclusion 346 348 350 354 355 358 360 361 367 371 371 376 379 379 379 380 381 382 384 384 385 388 389 Chapter 10 Boys will be boys: even 'truisms' are culture-specific 391 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 1. Gricean maxims: universal or language-specific?
Courtesy as a ~ultural value 5. Theoretical implications 6. 1. 2. 3. Spontaneity, autonomy, and tum-taking: English vs. 4. 'Spontaneous self-assertion' vs. 'regulated self-assertion' : black English vs. white English vs. 5. 'Self-assertion' as personal display: black English vs. 6. 1. American culture vs. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Javanese culture Conclusion 72 72 78 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Chapter 4 Describing conversational routines 1. Conversational analysis: linguistic or non-linguistic pragmatics?
I know that this is not true vs. I know this man). It goes without saying that polysemy must never be postulated lightly, and that it has always to be justified on language-internal grounds; but to reject polysemy in a dogmatic and a priori fashion is just as foolish as to postulate it without justification. In the case of the English word you, I think its polysemy can be justified on the basis of the distinction between the forms yourself and yourselves; the choice between yourself and yourselves is determined by the choice between youse and you pL (cf.
Cross-Cultural Pragmatics (Mouton Textbook) by Anna Wierzbicka