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dc.contributor.authorGoddard, Clifford
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-11T22:28:20Z
dc.date.available2021-01-11T22:28:20Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400605
dc.description.abstractThe importance of the words ‘country’, ‘land’ and ‘nation’, and their derivatives, in Anglophone public and political discourses is obvious. Indeed, it would be no exaggeration to say that without the support of words like these, discourses of nationalism, patriotism, immigration, international affairs, land rights, and post/anticolonialism would be literally impossible. This is a corpus-assisted, lexical-semantic study of the English words ‘country’, ‘land’ and ‘nation’, using the NSM technique of paraphrase in terms of simple, crosstranslatable words (Goddard & Wierzbicka 2014). It builds on Anna Wierzbicka’s (1997) seminal study of “homeland” and related concepts in European languages, as well as more recent NSM works (e.g. Bromhead 2011, 2018; Levisen & Waters 2017) that have explored ways in which discursively powerful words encapsulate historically and culturally contingent assumptions about relationships between people and places. The primary focus is on conceptual analysis, lexical polysemy, phraseology and discursive formation in mainstream Anglo English, but the study also touches on one specifically Australian phenomenon, which is the use of ‘country’ in a distinctive sense which originated in Aboriginal English, e.g. in expressions like ‘my grandfather’s country’ and ‘looking after country’. This highlights how Anglo English words can be semantically “re-purposed” in postcolonial and anti-colonial discourses.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherInternational Association for Postcolonial Linguistics
dc.publisher.placeFinland
dc.publisher.urihttps://iacpl.net/jopol/issues/journal-of-postcolonial-linguistics-22020/country-land-nation-key-anglo-english-words-for-talking-and-thinking-about-people-in-places/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom8
dc.relation.ispartofpageto27
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Postcolonial Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2004
dc.title‘Country’, ‘land’, ‘nation’: Key Anglo English words for talking and thinking about people in places Cliff Goddard
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGoddard, C, ‘Country’, ‘land’, ‘nation’: Key Anglo English words for talking and thinking about people in places Cliff Goddard, Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics, 2020, 2, pp. 8-27
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-12-24T03:18:52Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2020. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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