” We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks – otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex? “


” Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings, it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective. “


” Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language. “


” Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation. “


” If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning. “



All 5 Kenneth L. Pike Quotes about Language in picture


We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks - otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex?
Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings, it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective.


Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language.
Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation.
If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning.
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