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Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning

Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning
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Benjamin K. Bergen Benjamin K. Bergen


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Description: Whether it’s brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion, or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning—a uniquely human magic trick in which you vibrate your vocal cords to make your innermost thoughts pop up in someone else’s mind. You can use it to talk about all sorts of things—from your new labradoodle puppy to the expansive gardens at Versailles, from Roger Federer’s backhand to things that don’t exist at all, like flying pigs. And when you talk, your listener fills in lots of details you didn’t mention—the curliness of the dog’s fur or the vast statuary on the grounds of ... (more)
Manufacturer: Basic Books
Release date: 30 October 2012
ISBN-10 : 0465028292 | ISBN-13: 9780465028290
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