Language in Thought and Action

Language in Thought and Action

Book - 1990
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In an era when communication has become increasingly diverse and complex, this classic work on semantics—now fully revised and updated—distills the relationship between language and those who use it.


Renowned professor and former U.S. Senator 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 in this engaging and highly respected book. Provocative and erudite, it examines the relationship between language and racial and religious prejudice; the nature and dangers of advertising from a linguistic point of view; and, in an additional chapter called “The Empty Eye,” the content, form, and hidden message of television, from situation comedies to news coverage to political advertising.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the role of language and how it shapes human thought, and includes a chapter discussing the content, form, and hidden messages of television

Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990.
Edition: 5th ed., 1st HarvestHBJ ed.
ISBN: 9780156482400
Branch Call Number: 425 HAY
Characteristics: xvii, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hayakawa, Alan R.


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