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Title: Language, Culture and the Individual: A Tribute to Paul Friedrich
Edited By: Catherine O'Neil
Mary Scoggin
Kevin J. Tuite
Series Title: Lincom Studies in Anthropology 03
Description:

This volume presents a ground-breaking collection of essays inspired by the
work of linguist, anthropologist and poet Paul Friedrich. The core of this
collection is the dramatic and creative connection between language and
culture: linguaculture. Each essay relates language at its most technical
to culture in its most intangible forms.

The work represented here is based upon long-term immersion in multiple
dimensions of culture, from the hallowed interiors of intellectual life to
everyday encounters and observations. Balance between these two
perspectives - objective and analytical systematicity on the one hand and
human affect and individuality on the other - unify these works. Another
specific bond is a hallmark of Paul Friedrich's method: a faithfully
microscopic eye for detail combined with a panoramic vision of the cultural
context as a whole. In keeping with Paul Friedrich's intellectual legacy,
this collection is not grounded in, nor contained by, any single academic
discipline. It is, rather, informed by a sensibility to the complex and
multilayered interplay of the domains of human thought, perception and
activity that we conventionally label "language" and "culture." Among the
contributors to this volume are specialists in comparative literature,
Slavic studies and Classics; poets, translators, literary critics, a
professional singer and an avant-garde painter.

Table of Contents :

Anthropology on the Borderlines:
Eclecticism and Synthesis in the Work of Paul Friedrich,1
John Attinasi

Romanticism, Meaning and Science
Murray J. Leaf

Performative Symbols and their Relative Non-Arbitrariness: Representing
Women in Iranian Traditional Theater
William O. Beeman

The Neglected Poetics of Ideophony
Janis B. Nuckolls

Sense and Sensuality in Sound Symbolic Meaning
Ellen Zimmerman

Figuring out what an accent is: The short, personal history of an idea
Bonnie Urciuoli

Thick Translation: Three Soundings
John Leavitt

Seven Ways of Looking at Old Man Sage
Jeffrey D. Anderson

Reputation and Deliberate History in Saga Iceland
David Koester

Aztec Skins and Inca Bodies: An Exercise in Comparative Semiotics1
Hajime Nakatani

The Meaning of Dæl. Symbolic and Spatial Associations of the South
Caucasian Goddess of Game Animals
Kevin Tuite

Language and the Religion of Politics in Chiapas
N. Louanna Furbee

The Tragedy of Words: Human Agency and Some Chinese Doubts
Mary Scoggin

Generosity. A Story from Urban Siberia, 1990-1992
Dale Pesmen

Urban Myths and Street Children: Coping with Cultural and Environmental
Hazards Clementine Fujimura

"I Know You, What You Were" The use and abuse of 'tradition' in
interpreting ancient Greek poetry
A. P. David

Why Did Tolstoy Hate King Lear?
Katia Mitova

Translation as Interpretation: Vasily Zhukovsky's Two Translations of
Gray’s "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"
Catherine O'Neil

Poetry and Music in the Structure of the Novel Pobezhdennye (The Defeated)
by Irina Golovkina (Rimskaia-Korsakova)
Maria Pavlovszky

Kafka's Sympathetic Irony. Grappling with Paul Friedrich’s double entendre1
Malynne Sternstein

Chinese Polytropes
Jean DeBernardi

Verbal Art, Politics, and Personal Style in Highland New Guinea and Beyond
Alan Rumsey

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895867195
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 372
Prices: Europe EURO 115.00
U.S. $ 138.00