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English: Meaning and Culture

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It is widely accepted that English is the first truly global language and lingua franca. Its dominance has even led to its use and adaptation by local communities for their own purposes and needs. One might see English in this context as being simply a neutral, universal vehicle for the expression of local thoughts and ideas. In fact, English words and phrases have embedded in them a wealth of cultural baggage that is invisible to most native speakers. Anna Wierzbicka, a distinguished linguist known for her theories of ...

English: Meaning and Culture 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195174755

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English: Meaning and Culture 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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