Meaning and Universal Grammar: Theory and Empirical Findings, Volume 1

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Authors: Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: John Benjamins
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 354
Language: english
Year: 2002
ISBN 10: 9027230633
ISBN 13: 9789027230638
Series: Studies in Language Companion Series 60
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

This book develops a bold new approach to universal grammar, based on research findings of the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) program. The key idea is that universal grammar is constituted by the inherent grammatical properties of some 60 empirically established...