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Human Bodies and Human Minds: What is Visible and What is Invisible

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter builds on Sapir’s insight that “vocabulary is a very sensitive index of the culture of a people.” It argues that the meanings of words reflect the speakers’ ways of thinking and can only ... More


The nature of stratification

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0027
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

The chapter is concerned with the question of where English stands with respect to the types of morphology displayed in the languages of the world. It begins with a consideration of the traditional ... More


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