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Language - The Loaded Weapon

The Use and Abuse of Language Today

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Language - The Loaded Weapon by Dwight Bolinger
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Language - The Loaded Weapon offers a glimpse of what the recent study of language is beginning to tell us about these things. It explains in simple terms the essentials of linguistic form and meaning, and applies them to illuminate questions of correctness, truth, class and dialect, manipulation through advertising and propaganda, sexual and other discrimination, official obfuscation and the maintenance of power, and - most pervasive of all - language as the vital agent with which we build our worlds. Explaining language has been Dwight Bolinger's life work, and as his invigorating new book amply shows he believes that what is true and important can also be made clear and pleasurable
Release date NZ
October 13th, 1980
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
224
Dimensions
138x216x12
ISBN-13
9780582291089
Product ID
2183351

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