Language in Thought and Action

Author: Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156482400
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Examines the role of language and how it shapes human thought, and includes a chapter discussing the content, form, and hidden messages of television

Language in Thought and Action

Author: Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa
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ISBN: 9781439502990
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Examines the role of language and how it shapes human thought, and includes a chapter discussing the content, form, and hidden messages of television

Language in Thought and Action

Author: Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Examines the role of language and how it shapes human thought, and includes a chapter discussing the content, form, and hidden messages of television

Fallacies and Pitfalls of Language

Author: S. Morris Engel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157431
Format: PDF, ePub
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DIVWitty, thought-provoking exploration of government newspeak, exaggerated advertising claims, propaganda and other misuses of language — and how to combat them. /div

Meaning

Author: Paul Elbourne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199696624
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This book offers an introduction to the analysis of meaning. Our outstanding ability to communicate is a distinguishing feature of our species. To communicate is to convey meaning, but what is meaning? How do words combine to give us the meanings of sentences? And what makes a statement ambiguous or nonsensical? These questions and many others are addressed in Paul Elbourne's fascinating guide. He opens by asking what kinds of things the meanings of words and sentences could be: are they, for example, abstract objects or psychological entities? He then looks at how we understand a sequence of words we have never heard before; he considers to what extent the meaning of a sentence can be derived from the words it contains and how to account for the meanings that can't be; and he examines the roles played by time, place, and the shared and unshared assumptions of speakers and hearers. He looks at how language interacts with thought and the intriguing question of whether what language we speak affects the way we see the world. Meaning, as might be expected, is far from simple. Paul Elbourne explores its complex issues in crystal clear language. He draws on approaches developed in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology - assuming a knowledge of none of them -in a manner that will appeal to everyone interested in this essential element of human psychology and culture.

Reflections on Language

Author: Stuart Hirschberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195120448
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Designed primarily to help students in freshman composition appreciate the medium they are trying to master, this text brings together a collection of articles that examine language from many points of view.