Non-Fiction Books:

Language - The Loaded Weapon

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Language - The Loaded Weapon

The Use and Abuse of Language Today

Format

Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Language - The Loaded Weapon by Dwight Bolinger
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Today there is a reawakening interest in how language affects our lives. It comes with every threat to our safety and every promise of better times. It is a burning issue among minorities and a running debate between the attackers and defenders of our schools. Our deepest problems all are entangled with it: What shall be the official speech of emerging nations like Zambia and the Philippines, or even in certain areas of established ones like Belgium and Canada? What kind of English should be taught, or should there be no standard at all? How is government to make its regulations understandable? What are the verbal persuasions of television doing to our children? Which way does information flow, what are its biases, when does it inform and when conceal, and who benefits? Are the people who consider themselves experts in these matters as expert as they pretend to be? We feel adrift in a sea of words, and would welcome and a chart and a compass. Language aEURO" 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 aEURO" most pervasive of all aEURO" language as the vital agent with which we build our worlds. Explaining language has been Dwight BolingeraEURO (TM)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

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 642 Banana Points