Words and Minds: How We Use Language to Think Together by Neil MercerWords and Minds: How We Use Language to Think Together by Neil Mercer

Words and Minds: How We Use Language to Think Together

byNeil MercerEditorNeil Mercer

Paperback | August 31, 2000

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Words and Mindstakes a lively and accessible look at how we use language to combine our mental resources and get things done. Examining everyday language and drawing on a wide range of research, but always with a light style, Neil Mercer provides a unified account of the relationship between thought and language.
Mercer analyses real-life examples of language being used effectively, or otherwise, in many different settings, including workplaces and schools, the home, the internet and the courtroom, and offers practical insights into how we might improve our communication skills.
Words and Mindswill appeal to anyone interested in language and the psychology of everyday life.
Neil Mercer is Professor of Language and Communications at the Open University.
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Title:Words and Minds: How We Use Language to Think TogetherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.7 inPublished:August 31, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415224764

ISBN - 13:9780415224765

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"All in all, this work is a successful combination of review and originality, accessible to those not already indoctrinated into the discourse of the close analysis of text, but also containing much of interest to those who are."
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