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Pike, Kenneth L. 1993. Talk, Thought, and Thing: the emic road toward conscious knowledge. Summer Institute of Linguistics. xii + 85 pp.
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Book – monograph
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This book on language and knowledge proposes the following topics: on learning language without the use of an interpreter; on sameness from an insider's point of view leading to emic units; on hierachies of physical-phonological form, grammatical-sequential presentation of oral material and background-referential structuring of people and environments; on alternative views of the observer; on continual presence of a holistic context of pattern within pattern; on bad actions as distortions of good types; on person being more basic than formal logic in language, life and philosophy.

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