Course in General Linguistics

Author: Ferdinand la Saussure

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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The Cours de linguistique generale, reconstructed from students' notes after Saussure's death in 1913, founded modern linguistic theory by breaking the study of language free from a merely historical and comparativist approach. Saussure's new method, now known as Structuralism, has since been applied to such diverse areas as art, architecture, folklore, literary criticism, and philosophy.
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Course in general linguistics

Author: Ferdinand de Saussure

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780812690231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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The Cours de linguistique generale, reconstructed from students' notes after Saussure's death in 1913, founded modern linguistic theory by breaking the study of language free from a merely historical and comparativist approach. Saussure's new method, now known as Structuralism, has since been applied to such diverse areas as art, architecture, folklore, literary criticism, and philosophy.
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Library And Information Science And The Philosophy Of Science

Author: Birger Hjørland

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1845440900

Category: Electronic books

Page: 164

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This e-book is concerned with metatheories in Library and Information Science (LIS) and especially with the philosophy of science of LIS. Metatheories are theories about the description, investigation, analysis or criticism of the theories in a domain.
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Acoustic Jurisprudence

Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Author: James E K Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191054666

Category: Law

Page: 270

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Between September 2006 and December 2008, Simon Bikindi stood trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, accused of inciting genocide with his songs. In the early 1990s, Bikindi had been one of Rwanda's most well-known and popular figures - the country's minister for culture and its most famous and respected singer. But by the end of 1994, his songs had quite literally soundtracked a genocide. Acoustic Jurisprudence is the first detailed study of the trial that followed. It is also the first work of contemporary legal scholarship to address the many relations between law and sound, which are of much broader importance but which this trial very conspicuously raises. One half of the book addresses the Tribunal's 'sonic imagination'. How did the Tribunal conceive of Bikindi's songs for the purposes of judgment? How did it understand the role of radio and other media in their transmission? And with what consequences for Bikindi? The other half of the book is addressed to how such concerns played out in court. Bikindi's was a 'musical trial', as one judge pithily observed. Audio and audio-visual recordings of his songs were played regularly throughout. Witnesses, including Bikindi himself, frequently sang, both of their own accord and at the request of the Tribunal. Indeed, Bikindi even sang his final statement. All the while, judges, barristers, and witnesses alike spoke into microphones and listened through headphones. As a result, the Bikindi case offers an ideal opportunity to explore what this book calls the 'judicial soundscape'. Through the lens of the Bikindi trial, the book's most important innovation is to open up the field of sound to jurisprudential inquiry. Ultimately, it is an argument for a specifically acoustic jurisprudence.
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Re-Thinking International Relations Theory via Deconstruction

Author: Badredine Arfi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136462155

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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International Relations (IR) theorists have ceaselessly sought to understand, explain, and transform the experienced reality of international politics. Running through all these attempts is a persistent, yet unquestioned, quest by theorists to develop strategies to eliminate or reduce the antinomies, contradictions, paradoxes, dilemmas, and inconsistencies dogging their approaches. A serious critical assessment of the logic behind these strategies is however lacking. This new work addresses this issue by seeking to reformulate IR theory in an original way. Arfi begins by providing a thorough critique of leading contemporary IR theories, including pragmatism, critical/scientific realism, rationalism, neo-liberal institutionalism and social-constructivism, and then moves on to strengthen and go beyond the valuable contributions of each approach by employing the logic of deconstruction pioneered by Derrida to explicate the consequences of taking into account the dilemmas and inconsistencies of these theories. The book demonstrates that the logic of deconstruction is resourceful and rigorous in its questioning of the presuppositions of prevailing IR approaches, and argues that relying on deconstruction leads to richer and more powerfully insightful pluralist IR theories and is an invaluable resource for taking IR theory beyond currently paralyzing ‘wars of paradigms’. Questioning universally accepted presuppositions in existing theories, this book provides an innovative and exciting contribution to the field, and will be of great interest to scholars of international relations theory, critical theory and international relations.
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Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance

Author: M. Chatzichristodoulou,R. Zerihan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283335

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Consisting of critical analyses, theoretical provocations and practical reflections by leading scholars/practitioners from the fields of performance studies, live art and creative technology, these essays examine the rise of intimate performance works and question the socio-historical contexts provoking those aesthetic and affective developments.
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Linguistics and the Study of Comics

Author: Frank Bramlett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113700410X

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Do Irish superheroes actually sound Irish? Why are Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons funny? How do political cartoonists in India, Turkey, and the US get their point across? What is the impact of English on comics written in other languages? These questions and many more are answered in this volume, which brings together the two fields of comics research and linguistics to produce groundbreaking scholarship. With an international cast of contributors, the book offers novel insights into the role of language in comics, graphic novels, and single-panel cartoons, analyzing the intersections between the visual and the verbal. Contributions examine the relationship between cognitive linguistics and visual elements as well as interrogate the controversial claim about the status of comics as a language. The book argues that comics tell us a great deal about the sociocultural realities of language, exploring what code switching, language contact, dialect, and linguistic variation can tell us about identity – from the imagined and stereotyped to the political and real.
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Paul and Scripture

Author: Stanley E. Porter,Christopher D. Land

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004391517

Category: Religion

Page: 452

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In Paul and Scripture, numerous scholars explore the various ways in which Paul the Apostle weaves into his writings the authority, content, and even wording of Jewish Scriptures.
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Levels of constituent structure in New Testament Greek

Author: Micheal Wayne Palmer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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Levels of Constituent Structure challenges the foundations of the established grammars of New Testament Greek. Dr. Palmer demonstrates the sound empirical basis for word-level grammatical categories such as "noun" and "verb" as well as phrase-level categories. His analysis, however, shows that such categories are inadequate for explaining some obvious features of New Testament Greek. Using assumptions from generative linguistics and abundant empirical evidence drawn from New Testament texts, he argues that these two levels of grammatical categories must be supplemented by a third level between words and full phrases.
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Hermeneutical apprenticeships

essays, epigrams, verse

Author: G. V. Loewen

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The author contends that living is a process of interpretation and thinking is a dialogue between experience and reflecting.
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