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Linguistic Substrata in Sanskrit Texts

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

An analysis is made of the evidence for a non-Indo-Aryan linguistic substratum in Sanskrit texts, which has remained perhaps the principal and (in the author’s view) the most persuasive reason ... More


Sophistic Innovations

ANDREAS WILLI

in The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215102
eISBN:
9780191718915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215102.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Given the prominent role of language in sophistic culture, it is not surprising that language in repeatedly thematized in Aristophanes’ comedy Clouds. Throughout the play, there are scenes in which ... More


Saussure’s general linguistics as linguistic phenomenology

Beata Stawarska

in Saussure's Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology: Undoing the Doctrine of the Course in General Linguistics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190213022
eISBN:
9780190213046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213022.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter challenges the dominant structuralist reading of Saussure by resituating his project within its historical context and documenting the formative influence of the Polish theoretical ... More


Who Speaks: Ventriloquism and the Self in the Poetry Reading

Ron Silliman

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by asking who speaks, who listens, and who reads. It also states that far from being incidental, the instrumental language of an absent subject has created a pervasive tone. From ... More


Conclusion

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/9780801452628.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This concluding chapter argues that linguistic innovation tends to accelerate during less stable periods of history, and the degree of success of any term, speech style, or discourse depends on the ... More


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