Understanding others requires shared concepts
"It is a noble task to try to understand others, and to have them understand you (...) but it is never an easy one", says Everett (p. 327). This paper argues that a basic prerequisite for understanding others (and also for having them understand you) is to have some shared concepts on which this understanding can build. If speakers of different languages didn't share some concepts to begin with then cross-cultural understanding would not be possible even with the best of will on all sides....[Show more]
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