Monthly Archives: June 2013

Historical and moral arguments for language reclamation

Ghil‘ad Zuckermann University of Adelaide Language is an archaeological vehicle, full of the remnants of dead and living pasts, lost and buried civilizations and technologies. The language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history. Russell Hoban

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Posted in Australia, Philosophy, Revival linguistics, Revivalistics

The creation of ‘parts of speech’ for Chinese: ‘translingual practice’ across Graeco-Roman and Sinitic traditions

Edward McDonald University of Sydney The English term ‘parts of speech’ is actually a mistranslation of long standing of the Latin partēs oratiōnis, itself a translation of the Greek merē logou, in which the term oratiō / logos takes not

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, China, History, Linguistics, Syntax

Analyses du fonctionnement sémantico-référentiel du nom propre dans l’Inde ancienne

Émilie Aussant Laboratoire d’histoire des théories linguistiques (CNRS) – Université Paris Diderot Introduction La question du « sens » des noms propres a suscité, aussi bien en Occident qu’en Inde, de nombreuses réflexions. Si les débats ont longtemps concerné, en Occident, la

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Posted in History, India, Linguistics, Semantics