Values: Stretching and Embracing the Unembraceable




values, lexeme, sememe, seme, semantics, meaning, metaconcept


In this paper, I attempt a linguistic analysis of how lexeme values is used in academic sources. Without criticising the extensive use of this notion, I address the gap between what values are supposed to mean and what they can mean in a broader scholarly discourse. I start by discussing the lexicographic understanding of values and proceed to analyse scholastic literature where the meaning of values may be stretched. Within this approach, I question if the effective use of values is feasible in the future due to the increasingly controversial nature of the term and try to motivate a discussion of terminological precision in academic sources.


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How to Cite

Saduov, R. (2022). Values: Stretching and Embracing the Unembraceable. Intercultural Relations, 6(2(12), 41–53.