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Verbal Art: A Social Science Perspective
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Equinox
Publication date September 30, 2015
Pages 352
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781904768456
ISBN-10 1904768458
Original list price $80.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Language, as Whorf said, the the best show man puts on. And perhaps the most amazing performance in this repertory is verbal art, which thanks to the power of ordinary language, peoples the world with beings who although they do not exist hold a many-angled mirror to human life. They live, creating histories which possess deeper reality than our own real existence in society: through these histories is distilled human experience, made potent as an extended metaphor for the essential human condition. The deepest level of meaning, the themes in verbal art, relate to human social existence - its dilemmas and its delights, thus bearing witness to its socio-semiotic origins. All of this is achieved through a patterning of the patterns of language. Through the linguistic analysis of the various genres of literature, the chapters of this volume offer a social semiotic theory for engaging meaningfully with literature. The book should interest lovers and teachers of literature.

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With Sonia S. Hasan | from Equinox (September 30, 2015)
9781904768456 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $80.00
About: Language, as Whorf said, the the best show man puts on.
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With Sonia S. Hasan | from Equinox (September 30, 2015)
9781904768463 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $40.00
About: Language, as Whorf said, the the best show man puts on.

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