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Harris, Roy 1931-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 643 publications in 2 languages and 17,356 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: P106, 401
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Most widely held works by Roy Harris
Rethinking writing by Roy Harris ( )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The traditional Western view of writing, from Aristotle down to the present day, has treated the written word as a visual substitute for the spoken word. The eminent Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) was the first to provide this traditional assumption with a reasoned basis by incorporating it into a more general theory of signs. In the wake of Saussure's work, modern linguistics has ignored or marginalized writing in favour of the study of speech." "As in all literate societies, however, speech in turn is interpreted by reference to the culturally dominant writing system writing system. This puts in place a system of educational values which ensures that the more literate members of society maintain superiority over the less literate, and at the same time establishes a hierarchy among literate societies which favours the local product (alphabetic scripts in the Western Case)." "Roy Harris shows that the theory of writing adopted in modern linguistics is deeply flawed. Reversing the orthodox priorities, the author argues that writing is a far more powerful mode of linguistic communication than speech ever could be. His book is a major contribution to current debates about human communication written and spoken."--BOOK JACKET
Landmarks in linguistic thought by Roy Harris ( )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By introducing the reader to the main issues and themes that have determined the development of the Western linguistic tradition, an evolution of linguistic thought quickly becomes apparent
The necessity of artspeak the language of the arts in the western tradition by Roy Harris ( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The semantics of science by Roy Harris ( )
12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Semantics of Science proposes a radical new rethinking of science and scientific discourse. Roy Harris argues that supercategories such as science, art, religion and history are themselves verbal constructs, and thus language-dependent. Because each supercategory is constructed differently, it is necessary to pay attention to the linguistic process by which a discourse such as 'science' has developed. Through this view it is possible to observe that the function of the supercategory is to integrate what would otherwise be separate activities and enquiries, and the result of this integration is therefore a re-drawing of the intellectual world that society as a whole adopts. In the course of his study of The Semantics of Science Roy Harris looks at the history and development of scientific discourse to show through language that what is meant by science has changed since it was first theorised by the Greeks. Harris traces the semantic development of 'science' through the years of the Royal Society to the present day, moving on to an analysis of rhetoric, mathematics, common sense and finally the supercategory of semantics. This lucidly written yet radical new theory on the language of science will be fascinating reading for academics and students researching semantics, semiotics or applied linguistics.>
Definition in theory and practice language, lexicography and the law by Roy Harris ( )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The problem of definition has a long history and has engaged the minds of some of the most eminent thinkers in the Western tradition, from Plato and Aristotle onwards. But it is also an everyday problem constantly confronting all who have to draft or interpret the countless texts on which modern society depends. Definition in Theory and Practice focuses on two areas where difficulties arise in a particularly acute form: lexicography and the law. Examining a wide range of approaches and definitional techniques, backed up by detailed analyses of dictionary entries and court cases, the authors pr
Asian voices in English ( )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two kinds of writing experience are focused upon: one is the experience of post-colonial writers, who are re-appropriating the English language for their own cultural purposes. The other is the experience of immigrant writers, who bring an Asian view to bear on the culture of the English-speaking countries in which they live
The Western tradition from Socrates to Saussure by Roy Harris ( Book )
27 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language-makers by Roy Harris ( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origin of writing by Roy Harris ( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language myth by Roy Harris ( Book )
14 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language, Saussure, and Wittgenstein : how to play games with words by Roy Harris ( Book )
32 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saussure and his interpreters by Roy Harris ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Each chapter focuses on one particular interpreter of Saussure's work, but many others are mentioned in context for purposes of comparison, and attention is drawn to connections and disparities between their interpretations. Those whose interpretations are examined in detail include Bloomfield, Hjelmslev, Jakobson, Levi-Strauss, Chomsky, Barthes and Derrida."--BOOK JACKET
Reading Saussure : a critical commentary on the Cours de linguistique générale by Roy Harris ( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language machine by Roy Harris ( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synonymy and linguistic analysis by Roy Harris ( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approaches to language by Roy Harris ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and German and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signs of writing by Roy Harris ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signs, language, and communication : integrational and segregational approaches by Roy Harris ( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developmental mechanisms of language ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linguistic thought in England, 1914-1945 ( Book )
13 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hārīs, Rūy 1931-...
Harris, R.
ハリス, ロイ
Languages
English (340)
German (1)
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