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The Tree of Meaning: Language, Mind and Ecology - Bringhurst, Robert, and Harrison, Jim (Introduction by)
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"Poems, where I come from," writes Robert Bringhurst, "are spoken to be written and written to be spoken. "The Tree of Meaning" is a book of critical prose composed in the same way." Together, these thirteen lectures present a superbly grounded approach to the study of language, focusing on storytelling, mythology, comparative literature, humanity, and the breadth of oral culture. Bringhurst's commitment to what he calls "ecological linguistics" emerges in his studies of Native American art and storytelling, his ...

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The Tree of Meaning: Language, Mind and Ecology 2009, Counterpoint LLC

ISBN-13: 9781582435053

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