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Hi vs. Ciao: NSM as a tool for cross-linguistic pragmatics

Farese, Gian


This paper presents the results of the semantic analysis of two salutations, Hi (English) and Ciao (Italian), made adopting the methodology of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage. The analysis is aimed at making two points: first, that "greetings" have a proper semantic content consisting of expressed attitudes and feelings which can be described in simple, cross-translatable words; second, that salutations are not only performed differently, but also conceived differently across languages and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2015.05.020


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