This is a study of how language and thought relate to each other in the context of a critique of linguistics. The text argues that people learn the meanings of pieces of language by observing how those pieces are used in life. When they fit the meanings of their language together they follow the logic of life. This book shows how personal understanding of language may be used.
What language is; the emptiness of analysis; Chomskyan mistakes made plain; unapplied linguistics; the fantasy of structure; more fantasy of structure; ungenerative grammar; deep confusion; being able to use language; thinking and language; language the corrupter; trying to speak the truth; slavery to authority and the word.