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A cross-linguistic study of value-judgement terms

Hill, Deborah


The purpose of this thesis is to try to establish the extent to which the words good, bad, true and right can be considered lexical universals. These words have been chosen because they are value-judgment terms which, individually, have been discussed at length by philosophers. It seems to be assumed by philosohers and semanticists that these words reflect concepts which are shared by speakers of all languages. By testing whether these words are candidates for lexical universals we can...[Show more]

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Date published: 1987-11
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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