Language in Thought and Action

Renowned professor and former U.S. Senator S. I. Hayakawa discusses the role of language in human life, the many functions of language, and how language – sometimes without our knowing – shapes our thinking in this engaging and highly respected book. Provocative and erudite, it examines the relationship between language and racial and religious prejudice; the nature and dangers of advertising from a linguistic point of view; and, in an additional chapter called The Empty Eye, the content, form, and hidden message of television, from situation comedies to news coverage to political advertising.

Tags: communication, emotions, general-semantics, languages, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, relationships, science, and thinking

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Format: Book

Creator(s): S. I. Hayakawa (

Publication Date: 2020, May 8th

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