Perspectives on Language

An Introduction
  • Hans Hörmann
Part of the Cognition and Language book series (CALS)


Everybody knows, of course, what language is, what speaking is, what understanding speech is. We know that grammar tells us to talk “correctly.” But—how does language work? How do we operate to get a listener to know what we want him to know? How does language function?


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

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  • Hans Hörmann

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