Russian Cultural Scripts: The Theory of Cultural Scripts and Its Applications

  title={Russian Cultural Scripts: The Theory of Cultural Scripts and Its Applications},
  author={Anna Maria Wierzbicka},
"Cultural scripts" as understood in this article are representations of cultural norms that are widely held in a given society and that are reflected in language (in culture-specific "keywords," phrases, conversational routines, and so on). A key methodological principle in the theory underlying this article is that the proposed cultural scripts must be formulated in the Natural Semantic Metalanguage, that is, in terms of empirically established universal human concepts, encoded in words that… 
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