The Linguistics of Lying And Other Essays

The most immediate was his claiming first prize with this volume's title essay, published the following year as Linguistik der Luge.

The Linguistics of Lying And Other Essays

Author: Harald Weinrich

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295801727

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Can language hide thoughts? This question, posed by the German Academy for Language and Literature in 1965 as the topic of its first essay competition, was taken up by the philologist Harald Weinrich, with far-ranging results. The most immediate was his claiming first prize with this volume's title essay, published the following year as Linguistik der Luge. Weinrich's influential essay, now in its sixth printing in Germany, is presented here for the first time in English, with an updated preface by the author and additional essays selected by him. With wit and clarity, Weinrich brings sophisticated thinking about semantics to bear on the question of how, and how much, language corresponds to thought. He argues that lying is a function not of words but of sentences; it belongs to the semantic aspect of language. His survey of the different ways in which language is untrue forges striking links between linguistic and literary categories on the one hand and ethics and even good manners on the other. In contrast with scholars of an earlier generation, for whom literary and cultural theory circumscribed the issue of style within a fixed aesthetic framework, Weinrich demonstrates that stylistic analysis is closely linked with analysis in the domains of sociology and anthropology. The essays "Jonah's Sign: On the Very Large and the Very Small in Literature," "Politeness, an Affair of Honor," "Politeness and Sincerity," and "The Style Is the Man Is the Devil" complement "The Linguistics of Lying" in their focus on real and false representations in literature and in life, and notably on the immensely destructive lies, Adolf Hitler's in particular, that marked the politics of the twentieth century.

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Harald Weinrich ' s The Linguistics of Lying and Other Essays ( Seattle :
University of Washington Press , 2005 ) kicks off with the title essay on 3 - 80 ; the
four semantic principles are introduced on 15 – 17 . Leslie C . Aiello is quoted
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Slang

Author: Michael Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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A passionate defense of slang, jargon, argot, and other forms of nonstandard English, this marvelous volume is full of amusing and even astonishing examples of all sorts of slang.

The Historian s Business and Other Essays

The attempts to suppress the ' Irish ' language , which have pushed back the
linguistic frontier to the north and west ... absence of a linguistic shibboleth : the
linguistic frontier lies within Scotland , not between Scotland and England , and in
this ...

The Historian s Business  and Other Essays

Author: Richard Pares

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

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Page: 240

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The Prevalence of Humbug and Other Essays

If you fail to make the distinctions that I have been proposing between plain lying
, virtual lying , pretentious inflation of ... The subversive effects of the brazen liar in
undermining the foundations of linguistic institutions might be compared to ...

The Prevalence of Humbug  and Other Essays

Author: Max Black

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Cultures of Lying

His essay shows that the categories of truth and lying can indeed apply even to
novels . However , this application is limited to forgery . An author may , for
instance , plagiarize the artistic work of another writer , or he may even affirm that
a ...

Cultures of Lying

Author: Jochen Mecke

Publisher: Galda Verlag

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Page: 378

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The Politics of Culture and Other Essays

lying ' ) . There is nothing ( besides itself ) which music means . Nattiez briefly
mentions expression ( which , in music , has nothing to do with linguistic meaning
) , but wisely puts it aside . He also toys with the idea that music is a pictorial art (
p ...

The Politics of Culture and Other Essays

Author: Roger Scruton

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Brings together Scruton's best essays from many sources, arranging them thematically. The book has four sections: Language and Art, Writers in Context, Architecture, and Culture and Anarchy. Though the essays are diverse, certain themes are developed in particular and then in general ways, and there are several important essays on writers and critics, that contribute to the reappraisal of their work -- among them Dante, Andre Breton, Graham Greene, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, Jacques Lacan, and Yukio Mishima.

Abelardian Semiotics and Other Essays

The traditional linguistics dealt only with the change in form and explained this
evolution in terms of the nature of the phonetic substance . ... The change in form
, be it phonological or morphological , is due to the fact that different speaking
and thinking ... the erroneous notion of idiolect will not serve any purpose when
our interest lies in the understanding of the dynamics of human communication .

Abelardian Semiotics and Other Essays

Author: Harjeet Singh Gill

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Page: 243

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Planning for Democracy and Other Essays

The history of the linguistic reorganization of the States shows how deaf it could
be to essentially non - controversial public demands even when they are
relatively easy to meet . One reason for its indifference to public opinion lies in its
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Planning for Democracy and Other Essays

Author: Amritlal B. Shah

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Page: 259

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Modern Studies and Other Essays

In taking up the rhetorical and stylistic aspects of the novel , I do not mean to
suggest that only linguistic energies inform the fictional imagination , and that the
clues to the essence of the novel lie only in understanding the operative nature of
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Modern Studies and Other Essays

Author: Rāmacandra Prasāda

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House Private

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Contributed essays honoring R.K. Sinha, b. 1917, former head of the Dept. of English, Patna University.

Lies Language and Logic in the Late Middle Ages

Quine , W . V . : 1966 , The Ways of Paradox and Other Essays , Random House ,
New York . Reina , M . E . ( ed . ) : 1957 , " Giovanni Buridano : “ Tractatus de
suppositionibus " , Rivista critica di storia della filosofia 12 , 175 - 208 & 323 - -
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Lies  Language  and Logic in the Late Middle Ages

Author: Paul Vincent Spade

Publisher: Routledge

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'This sentence is false' - is that true? The 'Liar paradox' embodied in those words exerted a particular fascination on the logicians of the Western later Middle Ages, and, along with similar 'insoluble' problems, forms the subject of the first group of articles in this volume. In the following parts Professor Spade turns to medieval semantic theory, views on the relationship between language and thought, and to a study of one particular genre of disputation, that known as 'obligationes'. The focus is on the Oxford scholastics of the first half of the 14th century, and it is the name of William of Ockham which dominates these pages - a thinker with whom Professor Spade finds himself in considerable philosophical sympathy, and whose work on logic and semantic theory has a depth and richness that have not always been sufficiently appreciated.

On Borrowed Time

In On Borrowed Time, Harald Weinrich examines an extraordinary range of materials—from Hippocrates to Run Lola Run—to put forth a new conception of time and its limits that, unlike older models, is firmly grounded in human experience.

On Borrowed Time

Author: Harald Weinrich

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226886034

Page: 256

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Life is short. This indisputable fact of existence has driven human ingenuity since antiquity, whether through efforts to lengthen our lives with medicine or shorten the amount of time we spend on work using technology. Alongside this struggle to manage the pressure of life’s ultimate deadline, human perception of the passage and effects of time has also changed. In On Borrowed Time, Harald Weinrich examines an extraordinary range of materials—from Hippocrates to Run Lola Run—to put forth a new conception of time and its limits that, unlike older models, is firmly grounded in human experience. Weinrich’s analysis of the roots of the word time connects it to the temples of the skull, demonstrating that humans first experienced time in the beating of their pulses. Tracing this corporeal perception of time across literary, religious, and philosophical works, Weinrich concludes that time functions as a kind of sixth sense—the crucial sense that enables the other five. Written with Weinrich’s customary narrative elegance, On Borrowed Time is an absorbing—and, fittingly, succinct—meditation on life’s inexorable brevity.

The Human Parrot and Other Essays

In the course of those investigations , he observed , he says , that for the
utterance of the various vowel sounds the tongue takes up different positions . In
the utterance of the vowel in ' eat ' the tip of the tongue lies close behind the lower
teeth .

The Human Parrot  and Other Essays

Author: Montgomery Belgion

Publisher: Freeport, N.Y : Books for Libraries Press

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Page: 213

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