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The Emergence of Language Identity in Cultural Action: A Commentary

Bonnie Urciuoli

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0023
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the arguments of the previous three chapters in Part V of the book and provides some analysis. The dimensions of linguistic identity that emerge, as examined in the three ... More


Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Ingunn Lunde

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume spans a number of theoretical fields including language variation, language policy and literary stylistics and provides a coherent way of triangulating these fields by the introduction ... More


The Soviet Legacy: From Political to Cultural Correctness

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines two seemingly contradictory legacies of Soviet-era language culture: the so-called speech culture movement born in the effort to develop “civilized behavior” among citizens ... More


Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Shu-mei Shih

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224513
eISBN:
9780520940154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224513.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book inaugurates the field of Sinophone studies in this vanguard excursion into sophisticated cultural criticism situated at the intersections of Chinese studies, Asian American studies, ... More


The Mechanics of British Zionism

Stephan E. C. Wendehorst

in British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199265305
eISBN:
9780191730849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265305.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

Part I attempts to account for the rise of Zionism in British Jewry at a particular historical juncture. The ascendancy of Zionism in British Jewry from the mid-1930s is explained as the result of a ... More


Language Diversity as a Resource for Understanding Cultural Evolution

Nicholas Evans

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The study of linguistic diversity, and the factors driving change between language states, in different sociocultural contexts, arguably provides the best arena of human culture for the application ... More


<i>Pisateli o iazyke</i> Writers’ Reflections on Language

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyses explicit responses to the ‘language question’ in post-Soviet Russia by writers participating in surveys, interviews, roundtable discussions or conferences dedicated to the ... More


Language Ideologies and Society: Valerii Votrin and Mikhail Gigolashvili

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers readings of two recent Russian novels, Valerii Votrin’s Logoped (The Speech Therapist, 2012) and Mikhail Gigolashvili’s Zakhvat Moskovii: natsional-lingvisticheskii roman (The ... More


<i>Abanamat</i> Reactions to the Ban on Profanity in Art

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the reactions of people working in the cultural field to the 2014 Russian ban on the use of verbal obscenity in film, literature and public performances, reactions that have not ... More


Possession and Ownership

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Every language has a way of expressing possessive relationships. The marking and the conceptualization of these vary across languages and cultures. This volume aims at investigating the varied facets ... More


Promised Lands: Nations and Symbols of Trust

Geoffrey Hosking

in Trust: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198712381
eISBN:
9780191780738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712381.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, World Modern History

Nations are not themselves symbolic systems, but they offer a forum in which other systems are integrated and made attractive to large populations, which is why nations are the basic unit of the ... More


Language, Time and Linguistic Dystopia: Tat’iana Tolstaia and Evgenii Vodolazkin

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores how Russian prose writers create fictional representations of a past, or a future, where language emerges as an essential theme. It offers close readings of two works, one ... More


Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668434
eISBN:
9780191748691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668434.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This book presents a series of systematic, empirically based studies of word meanings. Each chapter investigates key expressions drawn from different domains of the lexicon – concrete, abstract, ... More


Newspeak, Counterspeak and Linguistic Memory

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter highlights issues surrounding language ideologies, with a particular focus on the ways in which the role and function of Soviet-style language have been transformed in the post-Soviet ... More


Confronting Linguistic Legacies: Evgenii Popov and Vladimir Sorokin

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter sets out to investigate how the implications and broader dimensions of the Soviet linguistic legacy is represented in two post-Soviet prose texts, Evgenii Popov’s novel Podlinnaia ... More


Towards a Theory of Performative Metalanguage

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The book’s conclusion discusses the findings of Parts three and four and their implications for a general theory of what this book proposes to call performative metalanguage. Arguing that literary ... More


Economies of Profanity: Free Speech and Varieties of Language Degradation

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter turns to the ascendancy of “freedom of speech” as a dominant language ideology in post-Soviet language culture, largely a result of loosening state control of the leading technologies of ... More


Reinventing Bengal: The 1920s

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in The Defining Moments in Bengal: 1920–1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098942
eISBN:
9780199083039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098942.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores the phenomenon behind the emergence in the 1920s in the culture and mentality prevailing in Bengal a new ‘Bengali patriotism’. Some of the factors attributed were: the ... More


Translating the ‘Foreign’

in Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312182
eISBN:
9781846315534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315534.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines issues concerning the translation of ‘foreign poems’. It suggests that key problem with ‘the foreign’ as a way of thinking about translation is that it sets the drama of ... More


Possessive constructions in Likpe (Sɛkpɛlé)

Felix K. Ameka

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter surveys adnominal and predicative possessive constructions in Likpe, a Na-Ghana-Togo-Mountain, Kwa (Niger-Congo) language. Likpe is a split possessor language in which pronominal ... More


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