The Labyrinth of Language (Britannica perspectives)

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9780269670343: The Labyrinth of Language (Britannica perspectives)

8vo. vii, 178 pp, preface, 1. General Introduction; 2. Language as a Patterned System; 3. The Philosophy of Grammar; 4. Thought and Language; 5. The Many Uses of Language; 6. Linguistic Abuse and Linguistic Reform; 7. The Meanings of Meaning; bibliography, index. First American Edition, 1968. Brown cloth with red-bordered black tilte plate and gilt lettering to spine. "Begining with a discussion of the 'atomic nature' of language, the author explains and examines the notion of the phoneme -- the smallest significant unit of sound within a language and the building block of words. He then presents a second fundamental linguistic notion of the phoneme -- the smallest meaningful element of a language, and goes on to consider rules of association, sturcture of phrases, clauses and sentences and the realm of grammar, the relation between thought and language, the relationship between a word (or symbol) and that for which it stands and the theory of meaning." from the jacket flap.

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