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Language As Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method
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ean: 9780520001923, isbn: 9780520001923,
From the Preface:The title for this collection was the title of a course in literary criticism that I gave for many years at Bennington College. And much of the material presented here was used in that course. The title should serve well to convey th...
Chinese (Reading the Past)
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ean: 9780520228443, isbn: 0520228448,
Any account of reading the Chinese past is enriched by the fact that Chinese writing is both ancient and current. No other writing system of antiquity enjoys this benefit. Since the emergence of the earliest discernible process of writing, in norther...
The Rustle of Language
ean: 9780520066298, isbn: 0520066294,
The Rustle of Language is a collection of forty-five essays, written between 1967 and 1980, on language, literature, and teaching—the pleasure of the text—in an authoritative translation by Richard Howard....
The Language War
ean: 9780520232075, isbn: 0520232070,
Robin Lakoff gets to the heart of one of the most fascinating and pressing issues in American society today: who holds power and how they use it, keep it, or lose it. In a brilliant and vastly entertaining discussion of news events that have occupied...
Christian Reading: Language, Ethics, and the Order of Things
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ean: 9780520300613, isbn: 0520300610,
Uncovered in 1941 near Cairo, the Tura papyri brought to light numerous works attributed to Didymus the Blind, including commentaries and grammatical lessons on the Psalms and Ecclesiastes. Previously thought to reflect exercises in exegesis or instr...
The Poethical Wager
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ean: 9780520218413, isbn: 0520218418,
In these highly inventive essays, Joan Retallack, acclaimed poet and essayist, conveys her unique post-utopian vision as she explores the relationship between art and life in today's chaotic world. In the tradition of the essay as complex humanist ex...
The Fourth Estate and the Constitution: Freedom of the Press in America
ean: 9780520080386, isbn: 0520080386,
In 1964 the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in New York Times v. Sullivan guaranteeing constitutional protection for caustic criticism of public officials, thus forging the modern law of freedom of the press. Since then, the Court has d...
Languages and Nations: The Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras
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ean: 9780792384151, isbn: 0520244559,
British rule of India brought together two very different traditions of scholarship about language, whose conjuncture led to several intellectual breakthroughs of lasting value. Two of these were especially important: the conceptualization of the Ind...
Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
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ean: 9780520269477, isbn: 0520269470,
The Dalai Lama has represented Buddhism as a religion of non-violence, compassion, and world peace, but this does not reflect how monks learn their vocation. This book shows how monasteries use harsh methods to make monks of men, and how this traditi...
How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself
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ean: 9780520215979, isbn: 0520215974,
Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and...
Genes, Peoples, and Languages
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mpn: 12 figures, 9 maps, 4 tables, ean: 9780520228733, isbn: 9780520228733,
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. Cavalli-Sforza and others have answered this question—anticipated by Darwin—with a decisive yes. Genes,...
The State of China Atlas: Mapping the World’s Fastest-Growing Economy
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mpn: 9780520256101, ean: 9780520256101, isbn: 0520256107,
This magnificently produced atlas provides a unique visual survey of the profound economic, political, and social changes taking place in China, as well as their implications for the world at large. China has the world's fastest-growing economy and i...
Making Dictionaries: Preserving Indigenous Languages of the Americas
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ean: 9780520229969, isbn: 0520229967,
Many indigenous American languages face imminent extinction, and the dictionary, often the only written documentation of these languages, stands as a powerful tool in preserving them. These essays, written by leading scholars in Native American langu...
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