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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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The Discourse of Sense and the Legacy of “British Empiricism”

The Discourse of Sense and the Legacy of “British Empiricism”

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Experience, Evidence, and Sense

Anna Wierzbicka (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes the word sense. It shows that the phrase a sense of and related expressions can be seen as epitomizing the impact of “British empiricism” on the English language. This phrase is now as characteristic of American English as it is of British English. “Sense” is one of the most significant, though hidden, conceptual features of Anglo English as a whole.

Keywords:   sense, semantic history, English, British empiricism, language

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