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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

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  • The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age
  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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JoseAngel

While I find some suggestions useful, one should keep in mind that the structures in linguistic communication can be reshuffled and used creatively in a way that is "gestural" - or "stylistic" if you prefer. That was the gist of R. P. Blackmur's argument in "Language and Gesture". Imagery in words (metaphors, similes, etc.), expressive style, all add this "gestural" element. Language, whether written or oral, cannot be accounted for in purely "structural" terms, if we understand structure as "what is grammaticalized".

JoseAngel

While I find some suggestions useful, one should keep in mind that the structures in linguistic communication can be reshuffled and used creatively in a way that is "gestural" - or "stylistic" if you prefer. That was the gist of R. P. Blackmur's argument in "Language and Gesture". Imagery in words (metaphors, similes, etc.), expressive style, all add this "gestural" element. Language, whether written or oral, cannot be accounted for in purely "structural" terms, if we understand structure as "what is grammaticalized".

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