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Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics

Author: Jacob Mey
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1985.
Series: Pragmatics & beyond companion series, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the colonized person, objectivity is always directed against him" (Frantz Fanon). Colonized persons do not live on what we call (or used to call) the "colonies" alone. In general, objective reality, or the "facts of life", are very different depending on the kind of life you can afford. This goes for language as well; and it explains both the title of this book, and gives it its "raison d'être". It deals with  Read more...
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Mey, Jacob.
Whose language?
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1985
(OCoLC)568151306
Online version:
Mey, Jacob.
Whose language?
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1985
(OCoLC)607901487
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Mey
ISBN: 9027250049 9789027250049 0915027615 9780915027613 9027221014 9789027221018 0915027577 9780915027576
OCLC Number: 11841474
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 412 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: About this book --
1. Language and manipulation --
2. Language and industry --
3. Making a theory --
4. What about linguistics?
Series Title: Pragmatics & beyond companion series, 3.
Responsibility: Jacob L. Mey.

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This volume deals with power in language and asks: who is really in command when we use "our" language, and why does it make sense to talk about a language of power (or lack or it)? The powerful are  Read more...

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