Language in Thought and Action

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Language in Thought and Action
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AuthorS. I. Hayakawa
CountryUnited States
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages196 pp (5th edition paperback)
420.143 20
LC ClassPE1585 .H36 1990b

Language in Thought and Action is a 1949 book on semantics by Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, based on his previous work Language in Action (1939). Early editions were written in consultation with different people. The current 5th edition was published in 1991. It was updated by Hayakawa's son, Alan R. Hayakawa and has an introduction by Robert MacNeil. The book has sold over one million copies and has been translated into eight languages.

This book contains an in-depth treatise of thought-terminating phrases, other manipulative secrets of semantics, and an extensive bibliography.

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