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The meaning of colour words in a cross-linguistic perspective

Wierzbicka, Anna

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People in a given speech community have words they need in order to talk easily about things they often want to talk about. Words which have their exact equivalents in all languages can be called, somewhat loosely, 'universal words'. Linguists prefer to call them 'lexical universals': obviously what are really universal are not words as such but only their meanings. Since some words have more than one meaning, if we want to establish what is really universal we need to focus in each case on a...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWierzbicka, Anna
dc.contributor.editorAndrew J Elliot
dc.contributor.editorMark D Fairchild
dc.contributor.editorAnna Franklin
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T23:21:47Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781107043237
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/104090
dc.description.abstractPeople in a given speech community have words they need in order to talk easily about things they often want to talk about. Words which have their exact equivalents in all languages can be called, somewhat loosely, 'universal words'. Linguists prefer to call them 'lexical universals': obviously what are really universal are not words as such but only their meanings. Since some words have more than one meaning, if we want to establish what is really universal we need to focus in each case on a specific meaning.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofHandbook of Color Psychology
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleThe meaning of colour words in a cross-linguistic perspective
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor200408 - Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9803255xPUB1226
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWierzbicka, Anna, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage295
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage316
local.identifier.doi.1017/CBO9781107337930.015
dc.date.updated2021-08-01T08:43:59Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCambridge
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