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Retold Tales: Repeated Narratives as a Resource for Institutional Remembering

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter defines a key class of narratives: the retold tale. These are narratives told by a speaker who was not a participant in the events narrated, but heard them from someone else. These ... More


Multiple Versions of MidWest's History

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes five temporally complete tellings of the history of MidWest, and posits the existence of a core story repertoire, the set of retold tales that are most frequently told. These ... More


Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Speech is the principal supporting medium of language. This book considers how spoken language first emerged. It gives an original and integrated view of the interactions between self-organization ... More


The Self-Organization Revolution in Science

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

in Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins by describing nature as full of fascinatingly organized forms and patterns. It then characterizes nature as composed of complex systems with many interacting subsystems. These ... More


The Human Speech Code

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

in Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins by discussing the parts and functions of the human instrument of speech — the vocal tract. It talks about how the auditory system perceives sounds. It then discusses articulatory ... More


Self-Organization and Evolution

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

in Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter determines the problems of the origin of speech in the general framework of the origins of form in biology. It explains the phenomenon of self-organization along with that of natural ... More


New Scenarios

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

in Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter talks about the results achieved, and in particular, the contribution to research that the system studied makes on the origins of speech. It shows that the generality and simplicity of ... More


Text and Practice

Fei-wen Liu

in Gendered Words: Sentiments and Expression in Changing Rural China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190210403
eISBN:
9780190210427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210403.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a basic introduction to the key nüshu writing forms of sisterhood epistolary, wedding missive (sanzhaoshu) as compared to nüge bridal lament, biography, narrative, prayer, and ... More


“Socials,” “Poch@s,” “Normals” y los demás: School Networks and Linguistic Capital of High School Students on the Tijuana–San Diego Border

Ana Celia Zentella

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reports the findings of the first sociolinguistic ethnography of a high school on the U.S-Mexico border, Border High, conducted from 2007 to 2009. The linguistic abilities, practices, ... More


The time frame of the emergence of modern language and its implications

Dan Dediu and Stephen C. Levinson

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

It is a common assumption that modern speech and language are evolutionarily recent phenomena intrinsically associated with the emergence of anatomically modern humans and their culture in the last ... More


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