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The Power of the Word : The Sacred and the Profane

By: Daniels, Patsy J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (252 p.).ISBN: 9781443879903.Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general | Semantics | Sociolinguistics | Word (Linguistics) -- PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Power of the Word : The Sacred and the ProfaneDDC classification: 412 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
TABLE OF CONTENTS; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; PART I; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; PART II; CHAPTER FOUR; CHAPTER FIVE; CHAPTER SIX; CHAPTER SEVEN; CHAPTER EIGHT; CHAPTER NINE; CHAPTER TEN; CHAPTER ELEVEN; CHAPTER TWELVE; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX
Summary: This book brings together twelve authors who look at the concept of the ""word"" from several different perspectives, inspiring in the reader a sense of wonder - to think of the lowly word, which we toss away in yesterday's newspaper, which we ignore on street signs, which we utter without giving a thought to the consequences of the power carried by the word. Moving from a psycholinguist explanation of the acquisition of language, the volume presents the function of the word in ""bad"" jokes, in...
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TABLE OF CONTENTS; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; PART I; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; PART II; CHAPTER FOUR; CHAPTER FIVE; CHAPTER SIX; CHAPTER SEVEN; CHAPTER EIGHT; CHAPTER NINE; CHAPTER TEN; CHAPTER ELEVEN; CHAPTER TWELVE; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX

This book brings together twelve authors who look at the concept of the ""word"" from several different perspectives, inspiring in the reader a sense of wonder - to think of the lowly word, which we toss away in yesterday's newspaper, which we ignore on street signs, which we utter without giving a thought to the consequences of the power carried by the word. Moving from a psycholinguist explanation of the acquisition of language, the volume presents the function of the word in ""bad"" jokes, in...

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