The book Language in Thought and Action is a book about language and communication and the many ways that it is used. Chapter 1 of this book is entitled "Language and Survival". In Chapter 1, the topics of language cooperation, the pooling of knowledge, and the knids of animals that humans should imitate. The pooling of knowledge is when one learns from others' experiences. The next chapter is named "symbols", and talks about how symbols are used in the way that humans communicate with eachother. The section about symbolic process talks about how humans are able to communicate using symbols, but animals can't. This part of Chapter 2 also talks about signal and symbol reaction. Language and symbolism is also talked about, and how there is no connection between the symbol and the thing being symbolized; we just agree that the two go together. Lastly, Chapter 2 also talks about maps and territories. The metaphor is used to show that maps are the "verbal world", the places you haven't visited, while territories are the "extensional world", or your experiences. Chapter 3 of this book is titled "Reports, Inferences, and Judgements". The topics covered in this chapter include verifiability,inferences, judgements, how judgements stop thought, snarl & purr words, slanting, and discovering bias. All of these topics play into how someone feels about something or the way the say how they feel about something. For example, snarl and purr words add connotations, giving clues about a person's reaction to something.
7/29/2018 08:10:52 am

Will you be posting the other chapter summaries any time soon, because this was extremely helpful.


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