Fallacies and Pitfalls of Language: The Language Trap (Dover Language Guides)

S. Morris Engel

Published by Dover Publications, 1994
ISBN 10: 0486282740 / ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.55 avg rating
(11 ratings)

Synopsis: As S. Morris Engel alerts us in this eye-opening book, we risk falling into potentially harmful language traps every moment. Not just the occasional malapropism or grammatical faux pas, but a more sinister kind — distortions of meaning that would persuade us to believe something that may not be true.
Sometimes these language traps are set for us deliberately by politicians, advertisers, journalists, lawyers or other professional persuaders. Sometimes they are set inadvertently by our friends, our loved ones — even ourselves. This work explains how and why these fallacies work, and how we may suffer the consequences when they do.
Day after day we listen to government newspeak (our troops are called "peace-keeping forces"), exaggerated advertising claims from "leading authorities," twisted logic and misleading propaganda. We are treated to more and more euphemisms (slums are called "substandard housing"; dogcatchers, "animal welfare officers"). We encounter innumerable ambiguities ("I wish you all the good fortune you deserve") — and indulge in a few ourselves. The author wittily explores this verbal minefield, and tells us how to spot a language trap and how to avoid falling in.
The book is not only a useful manual of verbal self-defense, it's an engrossing study of the nature of language and the subtle ways in which it operates. It will intrigue anyone interested in words, language, and the dynamics of modern culture.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Fallacies and Pitfalls of Language: The ...
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

S. Morris Engel
Published by Dover Publications (1994)
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 1994. Book Condition: Fair. 1 Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82404452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

S. Morris Engel
Published by Dover Publications (1994)
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 1994. Book Condition: Good. 1 Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP12567416

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

S. Morris Engel
Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Earth Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0486282740I3N10

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

S. Morris Engel
Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0486282740I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

S. Morris Engel
Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0486282740I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

S. Morris Engel
Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blue Cloud Books
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0486282740I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

S. Morris Engel
Published by Dover Publications (1994)
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 1994. Book Condition: Good. 1 Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96508111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

S Morris Engel
Published by DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC (1994)
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
Used Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC, 1994. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Education>Writing. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978048628274906. Bookseller Inventory # 01978048628274906

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Engel, S. Morris
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V0-9780486282749

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Engel, S. Morris
Published by Dover Publishers
ISBN 10: 0486282740 ISBN 13: 9780486282749
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0486282740

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 19 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book