Cross-cultural pragmatics: the semantics of human interaction

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Mouton de Gruyter, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 502 pages
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About the author (1991)

Anna Wierzbicka is Professor of Linguistics at Australian National University. She has an international reputation for her work on semantics, pragmatics, and cross-cultural linguistics. Other published works include What Did Jesus Mean? (OUP, 2001), Semantics, Culture, and Cognition (OUP, 1992), and
Semantic Primitives, in which she is credited with establishing the Natural Semantic Metalanguage.