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ERIC Number: ED019283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1941
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LANGUAGE HABITS IN HUMAN AFFAIRS, AN INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL SEMANTICS.
LEE, IRVING J.
THIS ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF HUMAN LIVING TREATS THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN MAKING ACCURATE STATEMENTS ABOUT PEOPLE AND THE WORLD. LANGUAGE HABITS WHICH MISREPRESENT FACTS OF LIFE ARE DISCUSSED, AS WELL AS LANGUAGE HABITS WHICH PRODUCE "CORRECT-TO-FACT" EVALUATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS. SUBJECTS OF CHAPTERS ARE (1) THE CORRESPONDENCE OF WORDS TO THE LIFE FACTS THEY REPRESENT, (2) THE MANY USES OF ONE WORD, (3) ABSTRACTING THE MAN'S INABILITY TO DESCRIBE ANYTHING COMPLETELY, (4) THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF LANGUAGE, (5) THE USE OF INDEXING TO BRING OUT DIFFERENCES IN EVALUATIONS OF LIFE SITUATIONS, (6) VERBALIZATION THAT DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO VERIFIABLE FACTS, (7) THE AFFECTIVE USE OF LANGUAGE, (8) DESCRIPTIONS AND INFERENCES, (9) THE NEED FOR SILENCE, (10) THE VARIED USES OF THE FORMS OF THE VERB "TO BE," AND (11) THE APPLICATION OF THE LANGUAGE HABITS WHICH PRECLUDE MISEVALUATION. THIS BOOK IS PUBLISHED BY HARPER AND BROTHERS, NEW YORK, $3.75. (LK)
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