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Harris, Roy 1931-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 654 publications in 2 languages and 16,556 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 ( )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,381 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."
The necessity of artspeak the language of the arts in the western tradition by Roy Harris ( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are contemporary art theorists and critics speaking a language that has lost its meaning? Is it still based on concepts and values that are long out of date? Does anyone know what the function of the arts is in modern society?Roy Harris breaks new ground with his linguistic approach to the key issues. He situates those issues within the long-running debate about the arts and their place in society which goes back to the Classical period in ancient Greece. Contributors to the debate included some of the most celebrated artists and philosophers of their day--Plato, Aristotle, Leonardo, Kant, Heg
Landmarks in linguistic thought by Roy Harris ( )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 980 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. Each chapter in this accessible book contains a short extract from a landmark' text followed by a commentary which places the text in its social and intellectual context. The authors, who consider writers from Aristotle to Caxton to Saussure, have fully revised the original edition ofthis text. Complete with two new chapters on Bishop John Wilkins and Frege, a revised preface and updated bibliography, this book will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the History of Linguistics, or the History of Western Thought
The semantics of science by Roy Harris ( )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 893 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 ( )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 792 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 748 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 )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language-makers by Roy Harris ( Book )
16 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origin of writing by Roy Harris ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language myth by Roy Harris ( Book )
13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 560 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 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language machine by Roy Harris ( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading Saussure : a critical commentary on the Cours de linguistique générale by Roy Harris ( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saussure and his interpreters by Roy Harris ( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 522 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
Synonymy and linguistic analysis by Roy Harris ( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approaches to language by Roy Harris ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and German and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signs of writing by Roy Harris ( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signs, language, and communication : integrational and segregational approaches by Roy Harris ( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developmental mechanisms of language ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 296 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 (316)
German (1)
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