Ruqaiya Hasan’s Language, Society and Consciousness is a powerful demonstration of the need for a unified framework, bringing together linguistics, sociology, and biology for understanding the social semiotic nature of minded beings. This volume provides subtle and revealing readings of a galaxy of other leading thinkers at the same time that she poses questions and provide answers that will impact on our future thinking about linguistic and social development and change for years to come. This book is a must for all those who are interested in these arguments.
Paul J. Thibault, professor in linguistics and media communication, Høgskolen I Agder, Kristiansand, Norway