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Language in Thought and Action : Fifth Edition

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780156482400

ISBN10:
0156482401
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1991
Publisher(s):
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY (TRADE DIVISION)

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Summary

A revised, updated edition of S. I. Hayakawas classic work on semantics. He discusses the role of language, its many functions, and how language shapes our thinking. Introduction by Robert MacNeil; Index.

Table of Contents

Inroduction vii
Robert MacNeil
Preface x
BOOK ONE The Functions of Language
Language and Survival
3(10)
Symbols
13(9)
Reports, Inferences, Judgments
22(11)
Contexts
33(9)
The Double Task of Language
42(13)
The Language of Social Cohesion
55(9)
The Language of Social Control
64(18)
BOOK TWO Language and Thought
Prologue
77(5)
How We Know What We Know
82(14)
The Little Man Who Wasn't There
96(8)
Classification
104(8)
The Two-Valued Orientation
112(13)
The Multi-Valued Orientation
125(9)
Poetry and Advertising
134(10)
The Dime in the Juke Box
144(9)
The Empty Eye
153(15)
Rats and Men
168(13)
Postscript 181(1)
Selected Bibliography 182(6)
Index 188


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