Whose Language?: A Study in Linguistic Pragmatics

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Whose Language?: A Study in Linguistic Pragmatics - Mey, Jacob L
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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'etre". 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 ...

Whose Language?: A Study in Linguistic Pragmatics 1985, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780915027613

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Whose Language?: A Study in Linguistic Pragmatics 1985, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780915027576

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