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The Fashion System
The Fashion System
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ean: 9780520071773, isbn: 0520071778,

In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine—the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion—Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the unde...


Language between God and the Poets: Ma‘na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship)
Language between God and the Poets: Ma‘na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship)
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ean: 9780520298019, isbn: 0520298012,

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were inte...


Thoreau and the Language of Trees
Thoreau and the Language of Trees
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mpn: 9780520294042, ean: 9780520294042, isbn: 0520294041,

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote t...


Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature
Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature
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ean: 9780520229761, isbn: 0520229762,

This unique collection of essays, accompanied by a pioneering DVD, at last brings a dazzling view of the literary, social, and performative aspects of American Sign Language to a wide audience. The book presents the work of a renowned and diverse gro...


Sleeping with the Dictionary (New California Poetry)
Sleeping with the Dictionary (New California Poetry)
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ean: 9780520231436, isbn: 0520231430,

Harryette Mullen's fifth poetry collection, Sleeping with the Dictionary, is the abecedarian offspring of her collaboration with two of the poet's most seductive writing partners, Roget's Thesaurus and The American Heritage Dictionary. In her ménage...




An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States (American Crossroads)
An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States (American Crossroads)
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ean: 9780520297074, isbn: 0520297075,

An American Language is a tour de force that revolutionizes our understanding of U.S. history. It reveals the origins of Spanish as a language binding residents of the Southwest to the politics and culture of an expanding nation in the 1840s. As the ...


The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq
The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq
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ean: 9780520245785, isbn: 0520245784,

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This pioneering study uses an early seventh-century Christian martyr legend to elucidate the culture and society of late antique Iraq. Translated from Syriac into English here for the first time, the legend of Mar Qardagh introduces a hero of epic pr...


A Basic Grammar of Ugaritic Language
A Basic Grammar of Ugaritic Language
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ean: 9780520039995, isbn: 0520039998,

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In 1929, the first cuneiform tablet, inscribed with previously unknown signs, was found during archeological excavations at Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit) in northern Syria. Since then a special discipline, sometimes called Ugaritology, has arisen. The ...


The Languages of Psyche: Mind and Body in Enlightenment Thought (Clark Library Professorship, UCLA)
The Languages of Psyche: Mind and Body in Enlightenment Thought (Clark Library Professorship, UCLA)
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ean: 9780520070448, isbn: 0520070445,

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The Languages of Psyche traces the dualism of mind and body during the "long eighteenth century," from the Restoration in England to the aftermath of the French Revolution. Ten outstanding scholars investigate the complex mind-body relationship in a ...


The Social Space of Language: Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab (South Asia Across the Disciplines)
The Social Space of Language: Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab (South Asia Across the Disciplines)
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ean: 9780520262690, isbn: 0520262697,

This rich cultural history set in Punjab examines a little-studied body of popular literature to illustrate both the durability of a vernacular literary tradition and the limits of colonial dominance in British India. Farina Mir asks how qisse, a vib...


Nez Perce Dictionary (UC Publications in Linguistics)
Nez Perce Dictionary (UC Publications in Linguistics)
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ean: 9780520097636, isbn: 0520097637,

In this dictionary of the Nez Perce language, which is spoken in the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, the author illustrates how each word is used by citing examples from published Nez Perce oral literature; the dictionary is thus also a conc...


Languages and Nations: The Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras
Languages and Nations: The Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras
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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...


Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America
Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America
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ean: 9780520227811, isbn: 0520227816,

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In this innovative book, Stephen P. Rice offers a new understanding of class formation in America during the several decades before the Civil War. This was the period in the nation's early industrial development when travel by steamboat became common...


Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar: Writing on Luiseño Language and Colonial History, c.1840
Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar: Writing on Luiseño Language and Colonial History, c.1840
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ean: 9780520261891, isbn: 0520261895,

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This volume makes available a remarkable body of writings, the only indigenous account of early nineteenth-century California. Written by Pablo Tac, this work on Luiseño language and culture offers a new approach to understanding California’s colo...


In Praise of Later Roman Emperors: The Panegyrici Latini (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
In Praise of Later Roman Emperors: The Panegyrici Latini (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
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ean: 9780520083264, isbn: 0520083261,

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Here, for the first time, is an annotated English translation of the eleven later panegyrics (291-389 C.E.) of the XII Panegyrici Latini, with the original Latin text prepared by R. A. B. Mynors. Each panegyric has a thorough introduction, and detail...


Paulinus of Nola: Life, Letters, and Poems (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
Paulinus of Nola: Life, Letters, and Poems (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
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ean: 9780520217096, isbn: 0520217098,

This study offers a comprehensive reconsideration of the life and literary works of Paulinus of Nola (ca. 352-431), a Roman senator who renounced his political career and secular lifestyle to become a monk, bishop, impresario of a saint's cult, and p...



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