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Philosophy of language

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  1. Retracting the Platonic Text

    Written from a continental perspective, these essays reveal dimensions of Platonic texts that remain undiscovered by traditional philosophy. Particular emphasis is placed on interpretations of the Platonic dialogue as a whole, which challenges contemporary philosphical assumptions. Learn More
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  2. A Philosophical Daybook

    According to Poteat, our literate culture has not been achieved without a price. He argues that the reverence paid to the printed word has attenuated our ability to respond to the world. This journal attempts to outline a set of values based on a greater awareness of the living world. Learn More
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  3. Mastering the Four Arguments

    A fundamental component of good writing was well known throughout the classical world... but is all but forgotten today. This concise, practical guide reclaims that ancient tradition. It shows you the simple way to craft persuasive arguments in and out of the classroom. Learn More
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  4. The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico

    Analyses the controversial language policies passed by the Puerto Rican government in the 1990s. This book is also the first to explore the connections between language and cultural identity and politics on the Caribbean island. Learn More
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  5. Our Language, Our Leadership

    My hope is that this book ignites a lively discussion on Inuktut. Protecting and enhancing a language in the face of globalization seems like an impossible task. Yet, I envision a place where the mother tongue is Inuktut and children have the opportunity, as I did, to learn about themselves by listening to and speaking it." - The Honourable Paul Okalik, Nunavut Minister of Culture and Heritage Learn More
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  6. Language In Nunavut

    The first thorough study of discourse practices undertaken among Canadian Inuit, this book explores language usage in three communities of the Baffin region of Nunavut. Over five years a team of researchers and students enquired about which languages were spoken by adults and children, Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit), in various contexts. Learn More
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  7. Kenneth Burke and the Conversation After Philosophy

    This study of Kenneth Burke's writings traces the critic's commitment and contribution to philosophy prior to 1945. The author contends that rather than belonging to the late-modernist tradition, Burke actually starts from a position closely akin to such postmodern figures as Michel Foucault. Learn More
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  8. Social Linguistics and Literacies

    Describes literacy from a broader perspective than just reading and writing skills. The argument of this book is that within any given moment when using language, we must speak or write the right things in the appropriate way, while playing the correct social role, maintaining the correct values, attitudes and beliefs. Learn More
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  9. Language in Inuit Society

    A study of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language in Inuit society. Dorais describes the role of language in Inuit society, in relation to both of its linguistic and sociological dimensions. Learn More
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  10. After Rhetoric

    Aware that categorical thinking imposes restrictions on the ways we communicate, Stephen R. Yarbrough proposes discourse studies as an alternative to rhetoric and philosophy, both of which are structuralistic systems of inquiry. Discourse studies, Yarbrough argues, does not support the idea that languages, cultures, or conceptual schemes in general adequately describe linguistic competence. Learn More
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  11. Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning

    This work examines the edge of awareness, where language emerges from non-language. In moving back and forth between what is already verbalized and what is as yet unarticulated, Eugene Gendlin shows how experiencing functions in the transitions between one formulation and the next. Learn More
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  12. Semiotic Rotations

    Focusses on interdisciplinary semiotics which is situated in a geographical metaphor and points to the possibility of uncovering meanings through shifting perspectives as well as to the possibility of understanding how these various modes of meaning are articulated and framed in particular cultural instances. Learn More
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  13. Roland Barthes on Photography

    Nancy Shawcross places Barthes' thought on photography in the context of his developing ideas about semiology, tracking origins, rejections and departures. She shows Barthes' affinities with and distinction from, other theorists of photography. Learn More
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  14. Kenneth Burke and the Conversation After Philosophy

    This study of Kenneth Burke's writings traces the critic's commitment and contribution to philosophy prior to 1945. The author contends that rather than belonging to the late-modernist tradition, Burke actually starts from a position closely akin to such postmodern figures as Michel Foucault. Learn More
    £49.95

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  15. Discourse and Power in Educational Organizations

    Addressing the role of language in the exercise of power, as it affects educational organisations, the editor combines central traditions in social science inquiry: concern for the post-modern and post-positivist condition of the contemporary world; and concern for the praxis of critical theory. Learn More
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  16. Three Nigerian Emirates

    Presents a detailed account of the leaders, people, and culture of the Hadejia, Katagum, and Gombe regions documented in a transcribed oral history. This work presents a valuable portrait of societies where the tradition of memory and oral history are the only means of remembering the past. Learn More
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