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Author Underhill, James W. (James William), author.

Title Migrating meanings : sharing keywords in a global world : 'Europe, the citizen, the individual, the people' / James W. Underhill and Mariarosaria Gianninoto
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 391 pages)
Contents Cover -- Migrating Meanings -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The People -- Chapter 2 Citizen -- Chapter 3 Individual -- Chapter 4 Europe -- A Final Word -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary With economic, political and cultural globalisation, our world is inseparable from the fates of other nations and peoples. But how far can we trust English to provide us with a reliable lingua franca to speak about our world? If our keywords reflect our cultures and form parts of specific cultural and historical narratives, they may well help trace the paths we take together into the future. This book seeks the roots of four keywords for our times: the people, the citizen, the individual, and Europe. By exploring these keywords in English and understanding stories related to 'equivalent keywords' in Chinese, German, French and Czech, this book helps us to understand how other languages are adapting to English words, and how their worldviews resist 'anglo-concepts' through their own traditions, stories and worldviews
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Languages in contact.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Linguistic change.
Language and languages -- Globalization
17.59 semantics: other.
Language and languages -- Variation
Languages in contact
Linguistic change
Form Electronic book
Author Gianninoto, Mariarosaria, author
ISBN 9780748696956