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Desire in language and thought : a study in crosscultural semantics

Harkins, Jean


This thesis is a semantic-typological study of desiderative constructions in languages of the world. Focussing on both meaning and grammatical structures, it explores how the properties of desiderative expressions in languages of the world reflect universal elements and language-specific configurations of meaning. Chapter One sets out the nature and scope of the work, explaining the purpose of examining desiderative constructions across languages, and outlining the theoretical context and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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