The Protean Life of Language

By Regi Siriwardena
2001
There are three other studies in this book, focussed in one way or another on language: an inquiry into a little -discussed subject, Shakespeare’s language of sexuality: an essay on the Russian poet Push kin which considers how he could create great poetry virtually withoutmetaphor; and a critique of the ideas of the dominant figure in academic linguistics today, Noam Chomsky. The whole book should be of equal interest to readers of literature and students of linguistics. <a>Full Review</a>

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