LINGUIST List 9.22

Fri Jan 9 1998

Books: Language Theory

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  1. Lesley Roberts, NEW BOOK - THEORIZING LANGUAGE

Message 1: NEW BOOK - THEORIZING LANGUAGE

Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 09:51:47 +0000
From: Lesley Roberts <l.robertselsevier.co.uk>
Subject: NEW BOOK - THEORIZING LANGUAGE

THEORIZING LANGUAGE by Talbot J. Taylor, College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. ISBN: 0-08-042577-1 Hardback Theorizing
Language presents an original perspective on the fundamental and
methodological issues raised by inquiry into language. The central
theme is that language is an essentially reflexive phenomenon. We
make language what it is for us - we give it a recognizable form and
use - by making language itself the subject of ordinary reflexive
discourse: that is, by characterizing it, explaining it, categorizing
it, criticizing it, evaluating it, qualifying it, prescribing it, etc.
Language theory must recognize itself as merely a derivative (albeit
culturally authoritative) form of reflexive discourse. Publication:
November 1997. Pergamon - An imprint of Elsevier Science -

Elsevier Science Email: L.robertselsevier.co.uk -
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