The Resource The writing of spirit : soul, system, and the roots of language science, Sarah M. Pourciau, (ebook)

The writing of spirit : soul, system, and the roots of language science, Sarah M. Pourciau, (ebook)

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The writing of spirit : soul, system, and the roots of language science
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The writing of spirit
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soul, system, and the roots of language science
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Sarah M. Pourciau
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eng
Summary
Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they develop through time. Nowhere, has this transformation unfolded more influentially than in the domain of language science, where the terminology of synchrony and diachrony first explicitly emerges. The Writing of Spirit sets out to demonstrate, through a new history of language science, that we do not know what we think we know about this pivotal juncture in our intellectual past. Twentieth-century linguistic structuralism, it argues, does not replace the historicist approach of the nineteenth century with a more modern, more systematic perspective, as has long been assumed, because the relationship between history and system is structuralism's point. The real revolution consists not in a turn away from language time, but in a turn toward time's minimal conditions, and thus also toward a theory of diachrony, boiled down and distilled. Pourciau arrives at this surprising and powerful conclusion through an analysis of language scientific theories over the course of two centuries, associated with thinkers from Jacob Grimm to the Russian Futurists and from Richard Wagner to Roman Jakobson, in domains as disparate as historical linguistics, phonology, acoustics, opera theory, philosophy, poetics, and psychology. The result is a novel contribution to one of the most pressing questions of our intellectual moment, namely, the question of what role the study of history should play in the interpretation of the present
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Midwest
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1976-
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Pourciau, Sarah M.
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901
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non fiction
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  • Historicism
  • Structuralism (Literary analysis)
  • Historical linguistics
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adult
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The writing of spirit : soul, system, and the roots of language science, Sarah M. Pourciau, (ebook)
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9780823275649
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MWT11882380
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11882380
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The writing of spirit : soul, system, and the roots of language science, Sarah M. Pourciau, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823275649
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11882380
Specific material designation
remote
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11882380
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MWT11882380
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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