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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Course in General Linguistics

Author: Ferdinand La Saussure

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812690230

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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Columbia School Linguistics in the 21st Century

Author: Nancy Stern,Ricardo Otheguy,Wallis Reid,Jaseleen Sackler

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027262330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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This collection is the fifth volume of selected papers to emerge from Columbia School (CS) linguistics conferences. A radically functionalist approach, CS shares with Cognitive linguistics the view that grammar is composed of form-meaning correspondences. CS views language as a symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its communicative function and by the characteristics of its users. The volume includes papers on methodological issues and innovative analyses on English, Spanish, and Mandarin that illustrate the value of the strict application of clearly spelled out theoretical principles to the execution of linguistic analysis. Four of the volume’s eleven papers are written in Spanish, and all papers have abstracts in both English and Spanish. An introduction highlights the theoretical and analytical premises of CS, and their differences from and similarities with cognitive-functional approaches. The collection will be of interest to researchers and laymen who aim to understand the role of language in human communication.
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Earthing the Cosmic Queen

Relevance Theory and the Song of Songs

Author: Yael Klangwisan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162564499X

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Earthing the Cosmic Queen explores the connection of poet, world, and text in the Song of Songs based on the process of reading as understood by Relevance Theory. This linguistic theory reveals new insights into the Song of Songs by tracing associations between the poet and her world. The main portion of this book involves a discourse analysis of the entire Song for the purpose of revealing the poet's cognitive environment and communicative intentions. Seven sites of discourse are explored: entreaties, wasf, the daughters, royalty, the brothers, losing and finding, and the Garden. The Garden of Eden strongly figures and could be considered a flashpoint of engagement. There is suggestion in the text that there is a crisis for the poet regarding her place in ancient Hebrew society. Thus, the Garden of Eden texts and the Song of Songs are carefully contrasted to highlight the contours of her radical message.
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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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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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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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