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'Story' - An English cultural keyword and a key interpretive tool of Anglo culture

Wierzbicka, Anna


This paper shows that story is an English cultural keyword and a key interpretive tool of modern Anglo culture and that it is linked with a family of concepts which have no semantic equivalents in other languages and are unique conceptual artefacts of Anglo culture. It argues that if we can pinpoint these concepts we can also pinpoint the shared values and assumptions refected in them. It shows that this can be done with the help of the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) methodology developed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Narrative Inquiry
DOI: 10.1075/ni.20.1.08wie


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