The Resource Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics, Jacob L. Mey

Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics, Jacob L. Mey

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Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics
Title
Whose language?
Title remainder
a study in linguistic pragmatics
Statement of responsibility
Jacob L. Mey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 of it)? The powerful are the colonizers, the colonized are the powerless, in language as in geopolitics. Colonizers and colonized alike, however, are subject to the social and economic conditions prevailing in society and therefore, a thorough analysis of these conditions is a must for any socially-oriented theory of language use
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mey, Jacob
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P99.4.P72
LC item number
M49 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pragmatics & beyond companion series
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatique
  • Sociolinguistique
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sprachgebrauch
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Pragmatik
Label
Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics, Jacob L. Mey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 375-390
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About this book -- 1. Language and manipulation -- 2. Language and industry -- 3. Making a theory -- 4. What about linguistics?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 412 pages
Isbn
9789027250049
Lccn
85006123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)11841474
Label
Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics, Jacob L. Mey
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 375-390
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About this book -- 1. Language and manipulation -- 2. Language and industry -- 3. Making a theory -- 4. What about linguistics?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 412 pages
Isbn
9789027250049
Lccn
85006123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)11841474

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