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Between the Lines: Unconscious Meaning in Everyday Conversation Hardcover – May 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Insight Books; First Edition edition (May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306460092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306460098
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,951,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Between the Lines is a ground-breaking, yet highly readable account of hidden meaning. Haskell gives us a window into understanding what we say though we mean something else. The book's insights into how the human mind works are remarkable. Listening to conversations will never be the same again!" -- Susan Edward, Ph.D., Counseling Psychologist, Princeton, New Jersey and author, Dangerous Clients: How to Protect Yourself

"Between the Lines is a wondrous journey! Haskell presents a clear explanation and exploration of meanings that we produce as we engage in everyday talk that often go unnoticed, even by the talker. The author introduces us to the world of subliteral communication where unconscious structures of meaning are created among the words we actually speak. Thus, we discover the realm of metaphorical, analogical, and parallel feelings where we say more than we mean, and hear more than is said." -- Richard B. Gregg, Ph.D., Professor of Speech Communicaiton, Pennsylvania State University; Author, Symbolic Inducement and Knowing: A Study in the Foundations of Rhetoric

"Haskell's book is to be compared to Arthur Koestler's THE ACT OF CREATION. Only infrequently since Koestler has anyone been able to write a book that presents the complexity of psychological science in a readable way. Like its predecessor, Between the Lines offers a new theory of mental functioning (and a method for assessing it) that will have something of significance to say both to interested professionals and the general reader." -- Howard Pollio, Ph.D., Alumni Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee and author of Phenomenology of Everyday Life

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