Language in Thought and Action

Language in Thought and Action : Fifth Edition

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In this thoroughly revised, updated edition of his classic "Language in Thought and Action, " S.I. Hayakawa discusses the role of language in human life, the many functions of language, and how language - sometimes without our knowing - shapes our thinking. The author writes provocatively about the relationship between language and racial and religious prejudice; about the nature and dangers of advertising, from a linguistic point of view; and, in a completely new chapter called "The Empty Eye, " about the content, form, and hidden message of television, from situation comedies to news coverage to political advertising.
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0156482401
  • 9780156482400
  • 106,729

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