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Experience, Evidence, and SenseThe Hidden Cultural Legacy of English$
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Anna Wierzbicka

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368000

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368000.001.0001

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Making the Familiar Look Foreign

Making the Familiar Look Foreign

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(p.3) 1 Making the Familiar Look Foreign
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Experience, Evidence, and Sense
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Anna Wierzbicka (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368000.003.0001

This chapter begins by laying out the purpose of this book, which is to demonstrate that certain culture-specific keywords can act as linchpins for whole networks of meanings and that to penetrate their meanings is to gain entry into a whole cultural world. It discusses the cultural and historical baggage of English and the legacy of “British empiricism.” It presents a closer look at the English word empirical and the French word empirique. It then considers natural semantic metalanguage as an effective methodology for cultural semantics.

Keywords:   British empiricism, empirical, empirique, cultural semantics

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