Theory, Model, Method

Language differences and conceptualisation

Example One: The French word 'étranger' can be translated into English as either 'foreigner' or 'stranger'.

Example Two: The Swahili word 'gari' means any moving four-wheeled vehicle, e.g. bus, train, cart, lorry, etc., and there are no specific words for separate items.

Example Three: A West Indian Creole speaker uses the word 'foot' to describe the part of the body from the toes to the thigh. (:vips 8065:) (:vips 8066:) (:vips 7988:)