Advantages: covers many basic linguistic theories, includes activities and exercises to aid learning and development, very descriptive Disadvantages: small font, can be hard to follow at times due to the bland-ish/ to-the-point factual information
...take over the conversation, interruptions and what they mean, etc. This is one of the better chapters especially for non linguists as it is more easily applied and viewed in light of our own language experiences.
Chapter 7 is a more detailed summary of the whole book in the sense that it looks at both spoken and written language and defines the approaches used to study them both based...
Advantages: Clear and important political message Disadvantages: Direct, dim, and disturbing
...Mountain Language (1988)
Harold Pinter (1930- )
Mountain Language is a very short one-act play by the English playwright Harold Pinter. The first scene shows a young woman and an elderly woman as they go to visit one of their relatives who was accused of speaking the forbidden mountain language. The older woman was bitten by one of the dogs in the prison, and yet the officer...
Advantages: Superb to read, enjoyable, just a joy Disadvantages: None
...what could be a dull and lifeless world for her. Elizabeth is also a very well written character, lots of depth here and it was interesting to read about her simply from Victoria's mind, giving an biased but heartfelt account of the pair's relationship.
Of course, the flowers play a major part in the book, as the book is called The Language of Flowers. I had no idea about any of this before I picked...