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Articolo | Synchronic Etymologising and Its Role in the Acquisition of Language

Synchronic Etymologising and Its Role in the Acquisition of Language

This article first shows that synchronic etymologising – a phenomenon that finds expression in Yāska’s Nirukta and many other Indian texts – is in fact a universal phenomenon found in many (if not all) human cultures as well as in children. It then argues that the tendency to synchronic etymologising plays an essential role in the acquisition of language, a process we all went through in our childhood.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 13 Settembre 2022 | Accettato: 13 Settembre 2022 | Pubblicato: 28 Ottobre 2022 | Lingua: en

Keywords Cratylus Nirukta Meaning Etymologizing Language acquisition


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