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Traugott, Elizabeth Closs 1982 "From propositional to textual and expressive meanings: Some semantic-pragmatic aspects of grammaticalization", in: Winfred P. ), Perspectives on historical linguistics. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 245-271. 1988 "Pragmatic strengthening and grammaticalization", BLS 14: 406-416. ), Papers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. Cambridge, 6-9 April 1987. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 497-517. Parti The cognitive paradigm: Goals, frameworks, implications The alphabet of human thoughts Anna Wierzbicka 1.

As the empirical basis of the work expanded, and as the theoretical analysis continued over the years, the list of primes originally postulated was revised and expanded. My current hypothesis is that of the fourteen primes posited in 1972 nine are truly valid: I, you, someone, something, this, want, don't want, (or: no), say and think. In addition, I would now The alphabet of human thoughts 27 strongly postulate as valid the following four: say, know, where, and good. Other elements which are currently being investigated as possible candidates for inclusion are: when, can, like, other (or: the same), kind, after, do, happen, bad, all, because and two.

Wierzbicka forthcoming) that the preeminence of English in the profession does not result in a unified framework based on unconscious Anglocentric assumptions. The system of description should apply not to one language (English) but to any language. What we need, then, is a universal framework for the description and comparison of languages; and since a language is, essentially, a tool for expressing meaning, we need a universal framework for the description and comparison of languages as different tools for expressing meaning.

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