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Functions of Language

Adrienne Lehrer

in Wine and Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Classifications of the functions of language reflect the interests and goals of the one classifying. Most utterances serve more than one function, and communication includes more than transferring ... More


Nonscientific Uses of Language

Adrienne Lehrer

in Wine and Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Some wine talk has an aesthetic function. Isenberg, discussing art criticism, shows that the critic tries to get the perceiver to see or hear some non-obvious aspects of a work of art. He calls this ... More


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