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The Semantics of Nouns,9780198736721

The Semantics of Nouns

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 6/27/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Zhengdao Ye, Lecturer in Linguistics and Translation Studies, The Australian National University

Zhengdao Ye is a Lecturer in Linguistics and Translation Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra. She received her undergraduate degree in Chinese Linguistics and Literature from the East China Normal University in Shanghai, and her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from the ANU. Her research interests encompass semantics, pragmatics, language and cognition, translation studies, ethnopsychology, and Chinese linguistics. She is the co-editor, with Cliff Goddard, of 'Happiness' and 'Pain' Across Languages and Cultures (John Benjamins 2016).

Table of Contents

1. The semantics of nouns: A cross-linguistic and cross-domain perspective, Zhengdao Ye
2. The meaning of kinship terms: A developmental and cross-linguistic perspective, Anna Wierzbicka
3. The semantics of social relation nouns in Chinese, Zhengdao Ye
4. Touring the Anglo, Arab, and Israeli worlds with 'angels', Sandy Habib
5. Personhood constructs in language and thought: New evidence from Danish, Carsten Levisen
6. Some key body parts and polysemy: A case study from Koromu (Kesawai), Carol Priestley
7. The semantics of standing water places in English, French, and Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara, Helen Bromhead
8. The semantics of demonyms in English: Germans, Queenslanders, and Londoners, Michael Roberts
9. The semantics of honeybee terms in Solega (Dravidian), Aung Si
10. Furniture, vegetables, weapons: Functional collective superordinates in the English lexicon, Cliff Goddard

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