The Language Myth in Western Culture

1st Edition

Roy Harris

Routledge
Published October 25, 2013
Reference - 238 Pages
ISBN 9780415865210 - CAT# Y152879
Series: Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory

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Summary

The basic claim of this book is that for 2000 years and more the western tradition has relied on two very dubious assumptions about human communication: that each national language is a unique code and that linguistic communication consists in the utilization of such codes to transfer messages from mind to mind.

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