Language in Thought and Action

Language in Thought and Action

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For over 50 years, LANGUAGE IN THOUGHT AND ACTION has examined language through the lens of modern semantics. With an understanding of the roles and different uses of language, one can better communicate with those around them. Like the first edition, LANGUAGE IN THOUGHT AND ACTION uses poignant and relevant examples to better explain the subtleties and nuiances of language.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 162.6 x 233.2 x 13.2mm | 408.24g
  • Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0155501208
  • 9780155501201

Table of contents

1. Language and Survival. 2. Symbols. 3. Reports, Inferences, Judgments. 4. Contexts. 5. The Double Task of Language. 6. The Language of Social Cohesion. 7. The Language of Social Control. 8. The Language of Affective Communication. 9. How We Know What We Know. 10. The Little Man Who Wasn't There. 11. Classification. 12. The Two-Valued Orientation. 13. The Multi-valued Orientation. 14. Art and Tension. 15. Poetry and Advertising. 16. The Dime in the Juke Box. 17. The Empty Eye. 18. Rats and Men. 19. Towards Order Within and Without.
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