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NSM and the meaning of color words

Paul Kay1


Citation Information: Theoretical Linguistics. Volume 29, Issue 3, Pages 237–245, ISSN (Online) 1613-4060, ISSN (Print) 0301-4428, DOI: 10.1515/thli.29.3.237, February 2008

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Uwe Durst (D) is to be commended for a clear exposition of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) theory of Anna Wierzbicka (W) and her associates. In addition to laying out clearly the assumptions of the NSM theory, D states that

The …NSM model… has turned out to be a most useful theoretical and methodological framework for semantic analysis in various linguistic… domains.

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