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Being FAIR: Another Key Anglo Value and Its Cultural Underpinnings

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Fairness is one of the most important values in modern Anglo culture and native speakers of English, including scholars, often assume that “fairness” is a universal human concept. This chapter shows ... More


The Genius of Our Tongue

Tim William Machan

in What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Like physical and temporal distance, qualitative judgments about varieties and their speakers structure imaginative arguments involving the integrity of English and its varieties. Like dictionaries ... More


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