Language and Style. Collected Papers.
Basil Blackwell, Oxfod, 1966. Reprint 1st ed.1964. VIII,270p. Cloth. Small personal library mark and name on free endpaper.‘In the Preface we learn that the present volume contains eleven papers written during the last eight years. The articles have been grouped around three main themes: meaning (Chapters I-V), style (Chapters VI-IX) and the influence of language upon thought (Chapters X-XI). Although Ullmann’s orientation and contributions lie primarily in the field of historical semantics, his interest encompasses also the synchronic question. In considering these two aspects of the problem, Ullmann discusses a large variety of interesting data and a number of useful approaches. What one misses in Ullmann’s account, however, is the presentation of any general theory within which to set his data and the various approaches to semantic problems which are scattered throughout the first five chapters.’ (SAMUEL LEVIN in International Journal of American Linguistics, 1965, p.183). From the library of the late Sir Kenneth James Dover.