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FAIR and near-synonyms in English and Swedish. Differences and similarities in use

Berg Orioli, Catarina LU (2011) ENGK01 20112
English Studies
Abstract (Undetermined)
In this study, the aim is to examine the word fair and words that have a
similar meaning. Two more words in English have been chosen – just and
right – and two words in Swedish, rättvis and rätt. We seek to establish if
there are similarities and differences between the lexemes and between the
languages in the use of these lexemes.
Anna Wierzbicka analyzed the word fair and the concept of fairness.
She also looked at the word right and arrived at the conclusion that there
can be three different senses to use the word: moral, intellectual and
conversational (Wierzbicka 2006). A second, and more specific aim of this
study is to test these results and determine if these senses also apply to the
English near-synonyms and their... (More)
In this study, the aim is to examine the word fair and words that have a
similar meaning. Two more words in English have been chosen – just and
right – and two words in Swedish, rättvis and rätt. We seek to establish if
there are similarities and differences between the lexemes and between the
languages in the use of these lexemes.
Anna Wierzbicka analyzed the word fair and the concept of fairness.
She also looked at the word right and arrived at the conclusion that there
can be three different senses to use the word: moral, intellectual and
conversational (Wierzbicka 2006). A second, and more specific aim of this
study is to test these results and determine if these senses also apply to the
English near-synonyms and their Swedish translations. However, we only
consider the moral and the intellectual senses, since this use not is possible
in Swedish and also because our non-dialogic data source limits the
possibilities for investigating the conversational role of such a lexeme. (Less)
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Berg Orioli, Catarina LU
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ENGK01 20112
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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English
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2760527
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  abstract     = {In this study, the aim is to examine the word fair and words that have a
similar meaning. Two more words in English have been chosen – just and
right – and two words in Swedish, rättvis and rätt. We seek to establish if
there are similarities and differences between the lexemes and between the
languages in the use of these lexemes.
Anna Wierzbicka analyzed the word fair and the concept of fairness.
She also looked at the word right and arrived at the conclusion that there
can be three different senses to use the word: moral, intellectual and
conversational (Wierzbicka 2006). A second, and more specific aim of this
study is to test these results and determine if these senses also apply to the
English near-synonyms and their Swedish translations. However, we only
consider the moral and the intellectual senses, since this use not is possible
in Swedish and also because our non-dialogic data source limits the
possibilities for investigating the conversational role of such a lexeme.},
  author       = {Berg Orioli, Catarina},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {FAIR and near-synonyms in English and Swedish. Differences and similarities in use},
  year         = {2011},
}