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Anna Wierzbicka, Words and the World

Gladkova, Anna; Larina, Tatiana


This introduction to the Special Issue summarises Anna Wierzbicka's contribution to the linguistic study of meaning. It presents the foundations of the approach known as the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) developed by Wierzbicka. The current state of the approach is discussed in the article with the ideas of 65 semantic primitives, universal grammar and the principle of reductive paraphrase in semantic explications. It traces the origin of Wierzbicka's ideas to Leibniz. The framework has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Rossiiskii Universitet Druzhby Narodov. Vestnik. Seriya Lingvistika - Russian Journal of Linguistics
DOI: 10.22363/2312-9182-2018-22-3-499-520
Access Rights: Open Access


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