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LINGUIST List 17.2545

Sun Sep 10 2006

Books: General Linguistics: Peeters (Ed)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar: Peeters (Ed)


Message 1: Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar: Peeters (Ed)
Date: 05-Sep-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar: Peeters (Ed)


Title: Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar
Subtitle: Empirical evidence from the Romance languages
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 81
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2081

Editor: Bert Peeters, University of Tasmania
Hardback: ISBN: 9027230919 Pages: 374 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027230919 Pages: 374 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Abstract:

Affectionately known as SPUG, this volume is part of a research program
which started with the publication, in 1972, of Anna Wierzbicka's
groundbreaking work on Semantic Primitives. The first within the program to
focus on a number of typologically similar languages, it proposes a French,
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian version of the Natural Semantic
Metalanguage (NSM) elaborated over the years by Wierzbicka and
colleagues. Repetition is avoided through teamwork: a number of authors
working on the languages under examination have had equal input in a set of
five papers dealing with distinct parts of the metalanguage. Some of the
findings presented here invite us to have a fresh look at what has already
been achieved, and to amend some of the working hypotheses of the NSM
approach accordingly. The volume also contains six case studies (on Italian
sfogarsi, Portuguese saudades, Spanish crisis, French certes, Spanish
expressions of sincerity and Italian and Spanish diminutives, respectively).

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ix
List of contributors xi-xii
List of abbreviations xiii
Typographical conventions and symbols xv
Preface
Anna Wierzbicka 1-6
Scope and contents of this volume
Bert Peeters 7-12
The Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach: An overview with
reference to the most important Romance languages
Cliff Goddard and Bert Peeters 13-38
Part 1: Romance versions of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in
Romance: Substantives; determines; quantifiers
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Catherine E. Travis, Patrick Farrell, Pedro
Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher 41-77
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in
Romance: Evaluators and descriptors; mental predicates
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Catherine E. Travis, Patrick Farrell, Pedro
Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher 79-109
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in
Romance: Speech; actions, events and movement; existence and
possession; life and death
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and
Brigid Maher 111-136
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in
Romance: Time and space
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and
Brigid Maher 137-175
Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in
Romance: Logical concepts; intensifier and augmentor; taxonomy and
partonomy; similarity
Bert Peeters, Marie-Odile Junker, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and
Brigid Maher 177-204

Part 2: The Natural Semantic Metalanguage Applied
Sfogarsi: A semantic analysis of an Italian speech routine and its underlying
cultural values
Brigid Maher 207-233
Portuguese saudade and other emotions of absence and longing
Patrick Farrell 235-258
The development of a key word: The deictic field of Spanish crisis
Deborah DuBartell 259-287
The French connector certes: A Natural Semantic Metalanguage
interpretation
Monique A. Burston 289-305
Francamente, el rojo te sienta fatal: Semantics and pragmatics of some
expressions of sincerity in present-day Spanish
Mónica Aznárez Mauleón and Ramón González Ruiz 307-330
Towards a description of Spanish and Italian diminutives within the Natural
Semantic Metalanguage framework
Angela Bartens and Niclas Sandström 331-360
Indexes 361-374

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Spanish (spa)
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng )

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