The Play of Language
Oxford University Press, 1971 - 404 Seiten
The essays in this collection give full attention to dictionaries, language change, standards of usage (and the continuing arguments over same), and dialect. The section entitled "Language as Metaphor and Play" analyzes the diversity of language, linguistic ambiguities, and other complications of communication.
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The Linguistics of White
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