"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."
"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."
About the Author
Harris is Emeritus Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Oxford.