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The Henri Meschonnic Reader: A Poetics of Society

Henri Meschonnic

Marko Pajevic (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445962
eISBN:
9781474476720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445962.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Henri Meschonnic was a linguist, poet, translator of the Bible and one of the most original French thinkers of his generation. He strove throughout his career to reform the understanding of language ... More


Introduction

John E. Joseph

in The Henri Meschonnic Reader: A Poetics of Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445962
eISBN:
9781474476720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445962.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents Meschonnic’s intellectual pathway, situating his theory in its time and French environment. It explains the relationship between linguistics and literary studies and Meschonnics ... More


Meschonnic’s Theory of Rhythm, his Key Concepts and their Relation

Marko Pajević

in The Henri Meschonnic Reader: A Poetics of Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445962
eISBN:
9781474476720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445962.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces into the key concepts of Meschonnic’s theory. Basing the conception of language on the sign represents an obstacle to the awareness of certain elements of human life, ... More


Meschonnic’s Poetics of Society

Marko Pajević

in The Henri Meschonnic Reader: A Poetics of Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445962
eISBN:
9781474476720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445962.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

By systematically establishing what Meschonnic called a poetics of society, this chapter explores the connection between a theory of language and a theory of society. Meschonnic makes use of the old ... More


Preliminary Remarks to this Reader: Some Comments on the Experience of Translating Meschonnic

Marko Pajević

in The Henri Meschonnic Reader: A Poetics of Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445962
eISBN:
9781474476720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445962.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter explains the background history of this publication, its guiding principles as well as the working procedures and strategies of the translator team, pointing out the difficulties of ... More


Four Dangers in the Comparative Approach

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter invites readers to remain critical in appraising the findings of comparative linguistics. Four dangers are outlined. Firstly, the terms of debates can be ill-defined. Secondly, the scope ... More


Léon-Gontran Damas: Writing Rhythm in the Interwar Period

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the relation between print poem and modern reader, and between writing and vocalization, with particular regard to how these relations generate innovations in poetic form. In ... More


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