Harris's hand in writing this book is firm, vigorous, maybe even driven. His style is wonderfully lucid, his critique is patiently expatiated, and his conclusions are cogent. The result is a powerful effort about the relationship of language to the shape of the modern world.Multilingua, 1994
It is beautifully written, full of apt and witty illustrations and thorough in its scholarship.International Studies in Philosophy, 1991
A welcome bridge between philosophy and linguistics . . . [a] careful exploration of this important influential theory.The Guardian
About the Author
Roy Harris is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Linguistic Thought in England, and co-author of Landmarks in Linguistic Thought, both published by Routledge.