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[Xmca-l] Re: Psychology of Language



Larry--

I am still puzzling over the first sentence:

"Writing, as all life is, is activity."

Compare:

"What life is is an activity."

"What lifeness lives is activeness."

I guess what puzzles me is the lack of activity in the use of "to be".
Relational verbs are very strange beings, and even stranger as processes.
As processes, they require two different kinds of be-ers to work, and they
claim set up a tautology that really isn't one.

David Kellogg
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

On 24 April 2014 23:42, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Martin,
> I would suggest looking at Chuck Bazerman's book on *Literate Action*.
> [accessed for free but very current]
> It explores psychology and culture and language and each chapter explores a
> particular theme.
>
> If not the entire book, than particular chapters such as chapter 9 on
> utterance and meaning.
>
> The focus is on rhetoric and writing but individual chapters may be helpful
> as introductions to the complexity of the field.
> The theme of *order* and *freedom* runs through the book.
> Larry
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 6:35 AM, Martin John Packer <
> mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
> > wrote:
>
> > Hi Bella,
> >
> > Thanks, but what I'm looking for is a text on the role of language in
> > psychology. I'm teaching a course that when last taught used this text,
> > which was published in 1998. I'd like something more contemporary, and
> more
> > aligned with a sociocultural perspective:
> >
> > <
> http://www.amazon.com/The-Psychology-Language-Paul-Whitney/dp/0395757509>
> >
> > Martin
> >
> > On Apr 23, 2014, at 11:55 PM, Bella Kotik-Friedgut <
> bella.kotik@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Martin, if you mean something like the following
> > > Williams, M. & Burden, R. (1997). *Psychology for Language
> > > Teachers,*Cambridge Language Library.
> > > I am teaching a course: Psychological aspects of new language learning
> > and
> > > teaching.
> > > So if you need something more specific please ask.
> > >
> > > Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:39 AM, Martin John Packer <
> > mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
> > >> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Can anyone recommend a good undergraduate textbook on Psychology
> and/of
> > >> Language?
> > >>
> > >> Martin
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
>