Word and Its Ways in English: Essays on the Parts of Speech by Walter Hirtle

By Walter Hirtle

phrases are the root, the construction blocks of language. whereas an seen and irreplaceable proposal within the minds of non-linguists, the access "word" doesn't determine within the indexes of a few books on linguistics. Why is there this overlook of the notice between many modern linguists?

Inspired by way of the paintings of the French linguist Gustave Guillaume and the final in a chain of books, The note and Its methods in English is a examine of ways the observe is configured in English, and an try to determine its nature. Walter Hirtle offers the observe because the smallest portion of which means within the mind. He additionally explores how recommendations within the brain of a speaker develop into a succession of spoken phrases which are translated again into that means within the brain of a listener. He examines assorted different types of phrases and the way grammatical parts resembling individual, case, and gender give a contribution to a word’s which means and are in detail associated with the brain.

A thought-provoking account of the workings of grammar and the semantic notions that underlie grammatical differences, The notice and Its methods in English is key examining for an individual looking a deeper realizing of the hyperlink among language, that means, and words.

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