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By Paul Theroux

SUNDAY occasions most sensible TEN BESTSELLER

Acclaimed and liked trip author Paul Theroux turns his recognition to his personal kingdom - the United States - for the 1st time in Deep South

For the prior fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the a ways corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South the United States, Russia, and in other places - and taken them to lifestyles in his cool, exacting prose. In Deep South he turns his gaze to a area a lot towards his home.

Travelling via North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, Paul Theroux writes of the beautiful landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and specifically, the lives of the folks he meets.

The South is a spot of contradictions. there's the nice and cozy, open spirit of the soul meals cafes, present in each city, irrespective of how small. there's the ruined grandeur of numberless ghostly cities, lengthy deserted by way of the industries that equipped them. There are the country gun exhibits, populated via a close-knit and subtly forlorn tribe of peoples. within the depths of his local nation, Theroux discovers a land extra profoundly international than whatever he has formerly skilled.

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HE IS ONLY JOKING 37 2. Two circles of ideas can be brought together by the same word, making use simultaneously both of its primary and sec­ ondary meaning (use or abuse of polysemy). cit. 120) and later on Koestler (1964, 85) compare the procedure to short-circuiting. (2a) In Vienna before the first world war, a dashing young Austrian officer tried to obtain the favours of a fashion­ able courtesan. To shake off this unwanted suitor, she dec­ lared that "her heart was, alas, no longer free". He replied politely: "Mademoiselle, I never aimed as high as that".

Lehrer, A. (1974), Semantic Fields and Lexical Structure, Amster­ dam: North-Holland Publishing Co. Lyons, J. (1977), Semantics, London:Cambridge University Press. A. (1975), Componential Analysis of Meaning, The Hague: Mouton. Nida et al. Α. Colse, e d . ) , Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, 139-167. B. (1973), Accounting for semantic change, Lingua 31: 95-124. Weinreich, U. (1972) , Explorations in Semantic Theory, The Hague: Mouton. HE IS ONLY JOKING (Joke, metaphor and language development) Ivan Fonagy If we do not regard children as little adults, and if we acknowledge their presence in our conversations, we unwill­ ingly change our manner of speaking, and become somewhat more serious than usual.

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