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Semantics and cognition

Goddard, Cliff; Wierzbicka, Anna


The words and grammar of any language encode a vast array of complex prepackaged concepts, most of them language-specific and culture-related. These concepts are manipulated routinely in almost every waking hour of most people's lives. They are largely acquired in infancy and they are intersubjectively shared among members of the speech community. It is hard to imagine such elaborate and variable representation systems not having a substantial role to play in ordinary cognition, and yet the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.101


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