Language and representation
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Language enables us to talk with each other. At the same time it enables us to talk about something. It provides· us with not just a mode of interaction, but also with a capacity for representation.
In the foregoing chapter we considered some of the interpersonal possibilities of language. Here we turn (in the terms of chapter 2) to the ideational possibilities of language. It is these which provide us with the means for apprehending and comprehending, to ourselves and with others, the world in which we live.