Prague School and Its Legacy : In Linguistics, Literature, Semiotics, Folklore and the Arts.

By: Tobin, Yishai
Series: Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe: Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1988Copyright date: ©1988Description: 1 online resource (347 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789027278678Subject(s): Pražský linguistický kroužek -- Congresses.;Linguistics -- Research -- Czechoslovakia -- CongressesGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prague School and Its Legacy : In Linguistics, Literature, Semiotics, Folklore and the ArtsDDC classification: 400 LOC classification: P147 -- .P69 1988ebOnline resources: Click to View
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THE PRAGUE SCHOOL AND ITS LEGACY in Linguistics, Literature, Semiotics, Folklore, and the Arts -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- References -- PRAGUE SCHOOL PHONOLOGY AND ITS THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS -- Functional Load and Diachronic Phonology -- Initial consonants -- Final consonants -- Vocalic nuclei -- References -- Appendix -- Distinctive Features in Synchronic and Diachronic Phonology -- Notes -- From Segments to Autosegments: Nasalization in Sundanese -- Notes -- References -- Phonetics versus Phonology: The Prague School and Beyond -- 1. INTRODUCTION: BASIC THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS -- 2. THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF PHONETICS VERSUS PHONOLOGY -- 2.1 Ferdinand de Saussure: The notion of system -- 2.2 The Prague School: The teleological-functional-communication approach -- 2.3 André Martinet: The 'therapeutic view' of sound change -- 2.4 William Diver: Phonology as human behavior -- 3. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS -- Notes -- References -- THE PRAGUE SCHOOL AND FUNCTIONAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS -- The Disoursal iz of Yiddish -- Acknowledgement -- Notes -- References -- Frequency in Communicative Perspective: Some Word Order Phenomena in Spanish -- Point of view and order of constituents -- 'Given', 'new' and order of constituents -- Predicted constituent order -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Paradigmatic Structure and Syntactic Relations -- Notes -- Word Order in Children's Literature: FSP and Markedness -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. BACKGROUND -- 3. CONSTRUCTIONS WHERE NO SUBJECT PRECEDES THE VERB -- 4. UNMARKED WORD ORDER -- 4.1 Arguments for SVO -- 4.1.1 Fixed verbal expressions -- 4.1.2 Conjunction -- 4.1.2.1 VP or S coordination -- 4.1.2.2 VS(O) and SV(O) -- 4.1.3 Copular sentences -- 4.1.4 Subordinate clauses.
4.2 Problems for SVO and arguments for VSO -- 4.2.1 Predictability of SVO -- 4.2.2 Predictability of VSO -- 4.2.2.1 VSO -- 4.2.2.2 Complement VS -- 4.2.2.3 Subordinate clauses -- 4.3 SVO and VSO -- 4.3.1 A diachronic approach -- 4.3.2 Synchronic utilization -- Notes -- References -- Literary Works Cited (In Hebrew with English translation of Titles) -- Topic-Chaining and Dominance-Chaining -- Topic -- Dominance -- Topic and Dominance Chaining -- Notes -- References -- The Theme in Text Cohesion -- Notes -- References -- THE PRAGUE SCHOOL AND ASPECTS OF LITERARY CRITICISM -- Literary Transduction: Prague School Approach -- 1. Critical reception -- 2. Literary adaptation -- Notes -- References -- Dominant = Tonic + Dominant -- Notes -- James Joyce and the Prague School: Aesthetic Foregrounding in Finnegans Wake -- Notes -- Objective Features of Text-Analysis According to Mukařovský: A Brief Survey and Some Critical Remarks -- Notes -- Phonology as a Pattern of Analysis: The Deep Message of the Thrillers by Ambrose Bierce -- References -- THE SOCIOLOGICAL AND ETHNOLOGICAL CONCERNS OF THE PRAGUE SCHOOL -- The Sociological Concerns of the Prague School -- Notes -- From Folklore to Folkstyle: The Prague Circle's Contribution to the Ethnoinquiries -- Introduction -- The Jakobson connection -- The emergence of folkstyle -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- The Relevance of Structuralism to the Study of Non-verbal Behavior -- References -- Appendix -- THE PRAGUE SCHOOL'S SEMIOTIC APPROACH TO THE ARTS -- The Dialectic Functioning of Mukařovský's Semiotic Model -- Notes -- A chair is a Chair is a CHAIR: The Object as Sign in the Theatrical Performance -- Notes -- Semiotics of the Theatre: The Prague School Heritage -- The scope -- The Structures of Signs in the Theatre -- Modes of semiosis -- The Function(s) of the Sign.
The Expressive and the Referential functions -- The conative function -- References -- Name index -- Subject index.
Summary: Many of the fundamental ideas of the classical Prague School have guided or inspired much of the interdisciplinary post World War II research in linguistics, literary theory, semiotics, folklore and the arts. The Prague School promoted a humanistic and functional Leitmotiv of language as an open, flexible, adaptable, and abstract system of systems used by human beings to communicate. This hommage to the Prague School presents papers in five areas of research:- Prague School phonology and its theoretical and methodological implications, - The Prague School and functional discourse analysis, - The Prague School and aspects of literary criticism, - The sociological and ethnographical concerns of the Prague School, - The Prague School's semiotic approach to the arts.
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THE PRAGUE SCHOOL AND ITS LEGACY in Linguistics, Literature, Semiotics, Folklore, and the Arts -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- References -- PRAGUE SCHOOL PHONOLOGY AND ITS THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS -- Functional Load and Diachronic Phonology -- Initial consonants -- Final consonants -- Vocalic nuclei -- References -- Appendix -- Distinctive Features in Synchronic and Diachronic Phonology -- Notes -- From Segments to Autosegments: Nasalization in Sundanese -- Notes -- References -- Phonetics versus Phonology: The Prague School and Beyond -- 1. INTRODUCTION: BASIC THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS -- 2. THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF PHONETICS VERSUS PHONOLOGY -- 2.1 Ferdinand de Saussure: The notion of system -- 2.2 The Prague School: The teleological-functional-communication approach -- 2.3 André Martinet: The 'therapeutic view' of sound change -- 2.4 William Diver: Phonology as human behavior -- 3. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS -- Notes -- References -- THE PRAGUE SCHOOL AND FUNCTIONAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS -- The Disoursal iz of Yiddish -- Acknowledgement -- Notes -- References -- Frequency in Communicative Perspective: Some Word Order Phenomena in Spanish -- Point of view and order of constituents -- 'Given', 'new' and order of constituents -- Predicted constituent order -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Paradigmatic Structure and Syntactic Relations -- Notes -- Word Order in Children's Literature: FSP and Markedness -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. BACKGROUND -- 3. CONSTRUCTIONS WHERE NO SUBJECT PRECEDES THE VERB -- 4. UNMARKED WORD ORDER -- 4.1 Arguments for SVO -- 4.1.1 Fixed verbal expressions -- 4.1.2 Conjunction -- 4.1.2.1 VP or S coordination -- 4.1.2.2 VS(O) and SV(O) -- 4.1.3 Copular sentences -- 4.1.4 Subordinate clauses.

4.2 Problems for SVO and arguments for VSO -- 4.2.1 Predictability of SVO -- 4.2.2 Predictability of VSO -- 4.2.2.1 VSO -- 4.2.2.2 Complement VS -- 4.2.2.3 Subordinate clauses -- 4.3 SVO and VSO -- 4.3.1 A diachronic approach -- 4.3.2 Synchronic utilization -- Notes -- References -- Literary Works Cited (In Hebrew with English translation of Titles) -- Topic-Chaining and Dominance-Chaining -- Topic -- Dominance -- Topic and Dominance Chaining -- Notes -- References -- The Theme in Text Cohesion -- Notes -- References -- THE PRAGUE SCHOOL AND ASPECTS OF LITERARY CRITICISM -- Literary Transduction: Prague School Approach -- 1. Critical reception -- 2. Literary adaptation -- Notes -- References -- Dominant = Tonic + Dominant -- Notes -- James Joyce and the Prague School: Aesthetic Foregrounding in Finnegans Wake -- Notes -- Objective Features of Text-Analysis According to Mukařovský: A Brief Survey and Some Critical Remarks -- Notes -- Phonology as a Pattern of Analysis: The Deep Message of the Thrillers by Ambrose Bierce -- References -- THE SOCIOLOGICAL AND ETHNOLOGICAL CONCERNS OF THE PRAGUE SCHOOL -- The Sociological Concerns of the Prague School -- Notes -- From Folklore to Folkstyle: The Prague Circle's Contribution to the Ethnoinquiries -- Introduction -- The Jakobson connection -- The emergence of folkstyle -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- The Relevance of Structuralism to the Study of Non-verbal Behavior -- References -- Appendix -- THE PRAGUE SCHOOL'S SEMIOTIC APPROACH TO THE ARTS -- The Dialectic Functioning of Mukařovský's Semiotic Model -- Notes -- A chair is a Chair is a CHAIR: The Object as Sign in the Theatrical Performance -- Notes -- Semiotics of the Theatre: The Prague School Heritage -- The scope -- The Structures of Signs in the Theatre -- Modes of semiosis -- The Function(s) of the Sign.

The Expressive and the Referential functions -- The conative function -- References -- Name index -- Subject index.

Many of the fundamental ideas of the classical Prague School have guided or inspired much of the interdisciplinary post World War II research in linguistics, literary theory, semiotics, folklore and the arts. The Prague School promoted a humanistic and functional Leitmotiv of language as an open, flexible, adaptable, and abstract system of systems used by human beings to communicate. This hommage to the Prague School presents papers in five areas of research:- Prague School phonology and its theoretical and methodological implications, - The Prague School and functional discourse analysis, - The Prague School and aspects of literary criticism, - The sociological and ethnographical concerns of the Prague School, - The Prague School's semiotic approach to the arts.

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