The Social Art: Language and Its Uses - Ronald K.S. Macaulay Reviews
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The Social Art-Language and its Uses At first sight, the title to this volume might strike you as a tad odd. What is the *Use* of language? Doesn't everybody know the answer to that question? Surely we use language to talk to each other, understand what's happening in Albert Square and to write reviews on Dooyoo?! Well this book is a linguist's eye view of language- Ronald Macaulay, the author, is, in fact, the Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College, Claremont, California. Don't let this put you off though- this book was written for ordinary people like you and me, ("lay readers" as the blurb on the back of the book puts it), rather than PhD ... Read the complete review