Language misconceived : arguing for applied cognitive sociolinguistics
Using examples from politics, law, and education, this book shows how people misconceive language every day and what the consequences of misconceptions can be. This book offers many specific suggestions and guidelines for approaching a linguistic project. It also helps students of sociolinguistics avoid pitfalls that may inhibit research.
- Meaning and definitions misconceived
- Word meaning, definitions, linguists, and philosophical commitments
- Variations on meaning in cognitive linguistics
- Language in politics
- Language in law
- Language in academia
- Language in education
- Viewing and studying language a nonessentialist way.