Perception and Power Through Naming: Characters in Search of Self in the Fiction of Toni Morrison

@inproceedings{Myers1984PerceptionAP,
  title={Perception and Power Through Naming: Characters in Search of Self in the Fiction of Toni Morrison},
  author={Linda Buck Myers},
  year={1984}
}
Humpty Dumpty was correct to see the important connection between language and power; and if Lewis Carroll had developed this discussion further, he might have had his characters comment as well on the interrelationship between language and thought, language and culture, and language and social change. While linguists and anthropologists continue the difficult debate about whether language is culture or is merely “related” to culture, and while sociolinguists and psychologists question the… CONTINUE READING