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I KNOW: A Human Universal

Wierzbicka, Anna


This chapter argues that a philosophical account of human epistemology needs to be complemented by a linguistic one, informed by analytical and empirical experience of cross-linguistic semantics. The author outlines such a complementary account, based on many decades of empirical and analytical research undertaken within the NSM (Natural Semantic Metalanguage) approach. The main conclusion is that KNOW is an indefinable and universal human concept, and that there are four �canonical� frames in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Epistemology for the Rest of the World


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