Language Myths

Author: Laurie Bauer
Publisher: ePenguin
Size: 55.28 MB
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The book should have a wide readership not only amongst students who want to read leading linguists writing about popular misconceptions but also amongst the large number of people who enjoy reading about language in general.

Language Myths And The History Of English

Author: Richard J. Watts
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195327608
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Language Myths and the History of English deconstructs common myths about the historical development of English and looks at the ideological reasons for their existence.

Language Myths Mysteries And Magic

Author: K. Stollznow
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137404848
Size: 69.35 MB
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Can animals, aliens, and objects talk? Can we communicate with gods, demons, and the dead? Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic is a curio shop full of colourful superstitions, folklore, and legends about language.

Language And Myth

Author: Ernst Cassirer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486200514
Size: 56.87 MB
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Six essays which analyze the non-national thought processes that influence culture

Port Out Starboard Home

Author: Michael Quinion
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Size: 50.64 MB
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In this entertaining and fascinating new book on the origins of words and expressions, Michael Quinion retells the mythic tales that have become popular currency - the word 'posh' deriving from 'port out, starboard home' - and also tries to ...

Women Talk More Than Men

Author: Abby Kaplan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110708492X
Size: 37.61 MB
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A detailed look at language-related myths that explores both what we know and how we know it.

The Language Myth

Author: Vyvyan Evans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107043964
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Drawing on cutting-edge research, Evans presents an alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work.

The Language Myth In Western Culture

Author: Roy Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136751459
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The second error, for Harris, is the view that, in sharing our experiences with
others - in communicating successfully with them - what we do is to use language
, spoken or written, to transfer a copy of private mental events from our own head
to that of our listener - a phenomenon Harris wryly characterises as '
telementation'. The two questions that immediately arise are: why should these
be described as myths, and why particularly language myths? Harris's answer to
the first has been ...