Power, influence, and authority
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Power, influence, and authority an essay in political linguistics. by David V. J. Bell

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Political science,
  • Power (Social sciences),
  • Influence (Psychology),
  • Authority,
  • Linguistics,
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)

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Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 131 p.
Number of Pages131
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23313567M
ISBN 100195019040

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