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448 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748696949

Bookseller Code (06)

Migrating Meanings

Sharing Keywords in a Global World

James Underhill
Mariarosaria Gianninoto

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • The English keywords are shown to be European concepts with roots in French and parallel traditions in German
  • Places keywords into their historical context, and shows how the existing Chinese words for people and person are transformed through contact with concepts of European origin
  • Establishes a complex model of political diversity for Europe's cultures and traditions
  • Adopts a combination of critical and analytical methods and corpus-based research
  • Goes beyond a cold analysis of concepts to scrutinize the keywords that move people and get them excited about individual rights, personal destinies and the role of the people

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