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Reflections on language / Stuart Hirschberg, Terry Hirschberg.

By: Hirschberg, Stuart.
Contributor(s): Hirschberg, Terry.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c1999Description: xxxix, 632 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195120442 (alk. paper); 9780195120448.Subject(s): Language and languagesDDC classification: 400 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | WorldCat Details
Contents:
Rhetorical ContentsList of IllustrationsPrefaceIntroduction: "How to Write with Style", Kurt Vonnegut1. Acquiring LanguageHelen Keller: "The Day Language Came Into My Life"Eileen Simpson: "Dyslexia"Noam Chomsky: "The Language Faculty"Jay Ingram: "Genespeak"Jared Diamond: "Reinventions of Human Language"Steven Pinker: "Baby Born Talking--Describes Heaven"2. Communication Across SpeciesDonald R. Griffin: "Wordy Apes"Francine Patterson: * "Conversations with a Gorilla"Patterson describes experiments in which the gorilla Koko's acquisition and use of sign language led the author and other researchers to believe Koko displayed evidence of linguistic capabilities.Herbert S. Terrace: "What I Learned from Nim Chimsky"Susanne K. Langer: "Language and Thought"Vicki Hearne: "How to Say 'Fetch!'"David Ives: Words, Words, Words3. The Bodily Basis of LanguageKenneth Burke: "Symbolic Action"David Abram: "The Flesh of Language"George Lakoff: "Anger"Oliver Sacks: * "The President's Speech"A medical researcher explores the complex relationship between mind and body in patients who suffer from aphasia, which sensitizes them to discrepancies between words and gestures and makes them human lie detectors.Temple Grandin: "Thinking in Pictures"Richard Selzer
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Rhetorical ContentsList of IllustrationsPrefaceIntroduction: "How to Write with Style", Kurt Vonnegut1. Acquiring LanguageHelen Keller: "The Day Language Came Into My Life"Eileen Simpson: "Dyslexia"Noam Chomsky: "The Language Faculty"Jay Ingram: "Genespeak"Jared Diamond: "Reinventions of Human Language"Steven Pinker: "Baby Born Talking--Describes Heaven"2. Communication Across SpeciesDonald R. Griffin: "Wordy Apes"Francine Patterson: * "Conversations with a Gorilla"Patterson describes experiments in which the gorilla Koko's acquisition and use of sign language led the author and other researchers to believe Koko displayed evidence of linguistic capabilities.Herbert S. Terrace: "What I Learned from Nim Chimsky"Susanne K. Langer: "Language and Thought"Vicki Hearne: "How to Say 'Fetch!'"David Ives: Words, Words, Words3. The Bodily Basis of LanguageKenneth Burke: "Symbolic Action"David Abram: "The Flesh of Language"George Lakoff: "Anger"Oliver Sacks: * "The President's Speech"A medical researcher explores the complex relationship between mind and body in patients who suffer from aphasia, which sensitizes them to discrepancies between words and gestures and makes them human lie detectors.Temple Grandin: "Thinking in Pictures"Richard Selzer

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