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LINGUIST List 21.3640

Wed Sep 15 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Semiotics: Merrell

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Entangling Forms: Merrell

Message 1: Entangling Forms: Merrell
Date: 09-Sep-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Entangling Forms: Merrell
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Title: Entangling Forms
Subtitle: Within Semiosic Processes
Series Title: Semiotics, Communication and Cognition 5
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110245578-1

Author: Floyd Merrell
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110245585 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110245578 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

The volume draws from Charles S. Peirce's pragmatic philosophy, as well as
from diverse areas in contemporary arts and sciences, and certain facets of
Buddhist philosophy - especially regarding notions of "interconnectedness",
"self-organization", and "co-participation" of the knowing subject with her
inner world, her socio-cultural world, and her physical environment.
"Contradictory", "complementary", and "coalescence" are also fundamental
watchwords, in addition to "entanglement". 'Contradictory', since
conflicts, clashes and inconsistencies there will always be, in spite
attempts to resolve them. 'Complementarity', since poles of opposition can
at least provisionally be resolved by mediation and moderation, however
vaguely and ambiguously, such that consonance might emerge from
dissonance, balance from imbalance, and accord from discord. And
'coalescence', since the union of disparities is an ongoing, and always
incomplete, process; it is never fixed product. These concepts, along with
the key word, "entanglement", place Peirce in a new light, giving rise to new
questions and possible responses from readers who are searching for
alternate means of understanding in our increasingly complex, rapidly
globalizing world.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            History of Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Communications
                            Semiotics

Written In: English (eng )

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