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A Hubterranean View of Syntax

An Analysis of Linguistic Form through Network Theory

Author(s): Julie Louise Steele

Book Description

In A Hubterranean View Of Syntax, Julie Louise Steele explores the notion that “patterns in nature may be realised in the linguistic form of our own conversations; that our words dance to the same tune that is played out in our world.” To show this, “the branch configuration of a tree and its leaf structure echoed in the distributary arrangement in a river delta and the blood vessels of a kidney. Recall the spiral of a shell, its shape reflected in the wind currents of a tornado, the florets of a sunflower head and the curl of a ram’s horn.”

Splendidly written in the beautiful country of Australia, where the Aborigines have an innate relationship with their language and the land.

“Language is nature and nature is language.”
– Michael Steele


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3577-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3577-3
Date of Publication: 01/03/2012
Pages / Size: 380 / A5
Price: £44.99


Dr Julie Louise Steele (10 February 1971–3 September 2010) of Peterborough, England, was educated at Eastholm School. She attained advanced levels in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Following school, she passed an advance level in German. After enrolling at University College London, she acquired a BA in Linguistics (August 2000), and received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane (March 2010).