Concept list Matisoff 1978 200

This list was first proposed in 1978, but our current source is based on a reprinted version of the list published in 2000. The list was intended as a counterpart to «global» concept lists which were proposed by authors such as M. Swadesh (Swadesh 1955) as general-purpose lists which ideally would be applicable to all languages of the world. In contrast, Matisoff proposed his list as being «Culturally and Linguistically Meaningful for Southeast Asia» (CALMSEA), but not necessarily for other language areas.

Id English Concept set