Essays about: "universals"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 essays containing the word universals.

  1. 1. Colexification and semantic change in colour terms in Sino-Tibetan and Indo-European languages

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Kajsa Söderqvist; [2017]
    Keywords : colour terms; semantic change; etymology; lexical semantic change; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Colour terms is a highly interesting field when investigating linguistic universals and how language vary cross-linguistically. Colour semantics, the investigation of the meaning of colour, consists in largely of two opposing sides: the universalists, proposing that colour terms are universal (Berlin & Kay 1969) and the relativists claiming a variation in meaning cross-linguistically (Wierzbicka 2008). READ MORE

  2. 2. Universals in the usage of and attitudes to onomatopoeia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Japanska

    Author : Oskar Rydblom; [2016]
    Keywords : usage; semantics; linguistics; Japanese; English; mimetics; sound symbolism; onomatopoeia; attitudes; meaning; metaphors; register; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This study compares the usage of- and attitudes towards sound imitating expressions, onomatopoeia, in English and Japanese. It looks at previous research on onomatopoeia conducted on English and Japanese to establish a working definition for onomatopoeia and a categorization of the types of meanings each expression can have. READ MORE

  3. 3. I Perceive, Therefore I Produce? : A Study on the Perception and Production of Three English Consonantal Sounds by Swedish L2 learners

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Cecilia Jevring; [2015]
    Keywords : Second language acquisition; phonology; affricate; fricative; English; Swedish; perception; production; Speech Learning Model; Ontogeny Phylogeny Model; L2.;

    Abstract : This study set out to investigate the relationship between perception and production of English / tʃ, dʒ/ and / ʒ / by native speakers of Swedish learning English in secondary school. The aim was to find out if Flege’s Speech Learning Model (SLM) (1995) and Major’s Ontogeny Phylogeny Model (OPM) (2001) are suitable to describe young learners’ L2 phonological attainment. READ MORE

  4. 4. Tracking Linguistic Primitives: The Phonosemantic Realization of Fundamental Oppositional Pairs

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Niklas Johansson; [2014]
    Keywords : phonosemantics; sound symbolism; iconicity; non-arbitratiness; semantic typology; phonetic typology; universals; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates how cross-linguistic phoneme distributions of 56 fundamental oppositional concepts can reveal semantic relationships by looking into the linguistic forms of 75 genetically and areally distributed languages. Based on proposals of semantic primes (Goddard 2002), reduced Swadesh lists (Holman et al. READ MORE

  5. 5. Body part terms in Kammu - A descriptive and comparative study

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Felix Ahlner; [2008]
    Keywords : semantics; Kammu; body parts; body part terms; linguistics; Lao; Jahai; Allmän språkvetenskap Lingvistik; Languages of South and South-East Asia; Chinese; Kinesiska och språk från Syd- och Sydostasien; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This paper presents a survey of the body part domain in the Mon-Khmer language Kammu. The descriptive part of the paper consists of word lists with belonging discussions and illustrations. The two major systems of relations between body part terms are the hierarchical possessive system and the spatial system. READ MORE