Talk Is Cheap: Sarcasm, Alienation, and the Evolution of Language

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"...Haiman's provides a much-needed corrective to presentist arguments about the uniqueness of contemporary Western modes of thought and action."— Language in Society

"Haiman's examples and proofs, both cultural and linguistic, will amuse, instruct, and give the reader pause for thought."— Notes on Linguistics

"Haiman's ideas on the nature of plain (sincere) and unplain language (including sarcasm, politeness, euphemism, affectation) and the types and causes of unplain language are fascinating and should interest advanced students, faculty, and professionals."— Choice

"Haiman's book represents the very best kind of work [being done] in cultural studies today. It constitutes a provocative—and refreshingly unpretentious—inquiry into human behavior (mainly linguistic but also non-linguistic)....A conceptually coherent whole that is nothing less than brilliant. Not to mention a terrifically good read. The book is dazzling in terms of the range of scholarship and documentation it draws on....It is altogether original in what it proposes and how it goes about its performance."—Suzanne Fleischman, French Department, University of California at Berkeley

"Extremely appealing in its style and its use of examples from the daily life of American culture, but...also enriched by comparisons with other languages and cultures. While the style makes the ideas accessible to a wide audience, the scholarship runs broad and deep; [this book] is firmly based on the classics of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, and sociology....It made me think about a lot of old things, and a lot of everyday things, in a new way."—Joan Bybee, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

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"...Haiman's provides a much-needed corrective to presentist arguments about the uniqueness of contemporary Western modes of thought and action."—

"Haiman's examples and proofs, both cultural and linguistic, will amuse, instruct, and give the reader pause for thought."—

"Haiman's ideas on the nature of plain (sincere) and unplain language (including sarcasm, politeness, euphemism, affectation) and the types and causes of unplain language are fascinating and should interest advanced students, faculty, and professionals."—

"Haiman's book represents the very best kind of work [being done] in cultural studies today. It constitutes a provocative—and refreshingly unpretentious—inquiry into human behavior (mainly linguistic but also non-linguistic)....A conceptually coherent whole that is nothing less than brilliant. Not to mention a terrifically good read. The book is dazzling in terms of the range of scholarship and documentation it draws on....It is altogether original in what it proposes and how it goes about its performance."—Suzanne Fleischman, French Department, University of California at Berkeley

"Extremely appealing in its style and its use of examples from the daily life of American culture, but...also enriched by comparisons with other languages and cultures. While the style makes the ideas accessible to a wide audience, the scholarship runs broad and deep; [this book] is firmly based on the classics of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, and sociology....It made me think about a lot of old things, and a lot of everyday things, in a new way."—Joan Bybee, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1998. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In this fascinating book, John Haiman argues that 'cheap talk', in which we don't mean what we say (for instance, by the use of sarcasm and irony) is central to the way we now talk. He traces this radical change in our use of language to the emergence of a post-modern 'divided self' who is hyper-conscious that what he or she is saying has been said before; 'cheap talk' thus allows us to distance ourselves from a social role with which we are uncomfortable. Haiman examines the full range of these pervasive distancing mechanisms, from clichs and quotation marks to camp and parody. In the process he sheds important new light on the ways in which the English language is evolving in responses to our world view. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195115252

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New.. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Putting aside questions of truth and falsehood, the old talk is cheap maxim carries as much weight as ever. Indeed, perhaps more. For one need not be an expert in irony or sarcasm to realize that people don t necessarily mean what they say. Phrases such as Yeah, right and I could care less are so much a part of the way we speak - and the way we live - that we are more likely to notice when they are absent (for example, Forrest Gump). From our everyday dialogues and conversations ( Thanks a lot! ) to the screenplays of our popular films (Pulp Fiction), what is said is frequently very different from what is meant. Talk is Cheap begins with this telling observation and proceeds to argue that such unplain speaking is fundamentally embedded in the way we now talk. Author John Haiman traces this sea-change in our use of language to the emergence of a postmodern divided self who is hyper-conscious that what he or she is saying has been said before; cheap talk thus allows us to distance ourselves from a social role with which we are uncomfortable. Haiman goes on to examine the full range of these pervasive distancing mechanisms, from cliches and quotation marks to camp and parody. Also, and importantly, Haiman highlights several ways in which language is evolving (and has evolved) from non-linguistic behaviour. In other words, this study shows us how what we are saying is continually separating itself from how we say it. As provocative as it is timely, the book will be fascinating reading for students of linguistics, literature, communication, anthropology, philosophy, and popular culture. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780195115253

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New.. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Putting aside questions of truth and falsehood, the old talk is cheap maxim carries as much weight as ever. Indeed, perhaps more. For one need not be an expert in irony or sarcasm to realize that people don t necessarily mean what they say. Phrases such as Yeah, right and I could care less are so much a part of the way we speak - and the way we live - that we are more likely to notice when they are absent (for example, Forrest Gump). From our everyday dialogues and conversations ( Thanks a lot! ) to the screenplays of our popular films (Pulp Fiction), what is said is frequently very different from what is meant. Talk is Cheap begins with this telling observation and proceeds to argue that such unplain speaking is fundamentally embedded in the way we now talk. Author John Haiman traces this sea-change in our use of language to the emergence of a postmodern divided self who is hyper-conscious that what he or she is saying has been said before; cheap talk thus allows us to distance ourselves from a social role with which we are uncomfortable. Haiman goes on to examine the full range of these pervasive distancing mechanisms, from cliches and quotation marks to camp and parody. Also, and importantly, Haiman highlights several ways in which language is evolving (and has evolved) from non-linguistic behaviour. In other words, this study shows us how what we are saying is continually separating itself from how we say it. As provocative as it is timely, the book will be fascinating reading for students of linguistics, literature, communication, anthropology, philosophy, and popular culture. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780195115253

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