Is there a linguistic equivalent of atoms in physics or elements in chemistry? Is it possible to create a periodic table of human language?
Some linguists argue that even though the "semantic primes" (Wierzbicka, Goddard), i.e. the most basic words that represent irreducible concepts in all languages, are different from the chemical elements, yet they can help us in communicating interculturally.The Vermont State Library also offers assistance with any research topic. You may contact Mr.Bohat