- Publisher: Argo Books (June 1969)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0912148020
- ISBN-13: 978-0912148021
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,577,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Speech and Reality
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With grammar as its jumping-off point, this book offers specific predictions about the preconditions of anarchy, revolution, decadence, and war.
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In Commonweal magazine, John Macquarrie writes about "Speech and Reality":
"The Author believes - as did Dilthey before him - that social sciences must suffer from being forced into the methodological mold of the natural sciences. Anyone acquainted with the kind of psychology and sociology commonly taught in the United States today could hardly fail to agree, and there is in fact currently a good deal of dissatisfaction with the naturalistic model used in these sciences. But where do we look for a better method?
Rosenstock-Huessy suggests that we look to language. Speech is the basic social reality. Grammar, in turn, is the science which describes and analyzes the structures of language. Hence grammar is the foundation for developing a methodology for the social sciences. It must be added at once that it is not conventional grammar that the author has in mind. The grammar we learn in school and which enables us to reel off conjugations and the like is a grammar which has killed the drama and dignity of living speech.Read more ›