62Rocky Mountain Review HEIDI BYRNES, ed. Contemporary Perceptions of Language: Interdisciplinary Dimensions. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, 1982. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1982. 245 p. periphery of linguistic studies; in Heidi Byrne's words "the theme of the conference [is] . . . 'human linguistics'" (xii). She also states that "There continues to be no substitute for detailed empirical work ..." and then makes a promise: "I am fully satisfied that the papers in this volume bear this out" (x). The promise is unfortunate since the first paper by John R. Ross is not empirical and gives reference to only one empirical work, that of Victor H. Yngve. The whole article focuses on Maslow's statement: "It is the work of art for he has little else to say. This particular Round Table centered on issues which are largely on the that creates the human perspective in which information turns to truth" (29). If Ross had quoted this statement first, he could have saved 29 pages of print Fortunately, Judith Irvine's paper, "Language and Affect," offers empirical evidence on how the Wolof people mark affect within the language, touching on signals that are used to mark the
Rocky Mountain Review – Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Published: Jan 6, 1985
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