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Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... phonemes difference structural linguistics onomatopoeia Cratylism ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapters begins with an analysis of how Saussure’s linguistic discovery that the basic elements of spoken language are not sounds per se but rather phonemes: abstract, differential units within a structure. Moving from this fundamental tenet of structural linguistics, it shows how language...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
...A Divided World This chapters begins with an analysis of how Saussure’s linguistic discovery that the basic elements of spoken language are not sounds per se but rather phonemes: abstract, differential units within a structure. Moving from this fundamental tenet of structural linguistics...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... with precise pitch, and have overlooked or diminished the relevance of complex sounds, that is, those with nonperiodic frequency structures or variable pitch. Linguistic and cultural conventions further guide how we hear sounds as either noisy or noble. Acknowledging the constructive and constraining effect...
Published: 14 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375678-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... the various resistances such organizing encountered. In this second take, Snitow makes a new list, this time of the weaknesses of NGOs in general, and, particularly in the region. The list includes: various kinds of ignorance; the stress placed on community by unequal resources; common linguistic and social...
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... resistances such organizing encountered. In this second take, Snitow makes a new list, this time of the weaknesses of NGOs in general, and, particularly in the region. The list includes: various kinds of ignorance; the stress placed on community by unequal resources; common linguistic and social...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
...) studies, medical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology in scrutinizing how parents, physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, and journalists constructed competing knowledge claims. It draws on Charles S. Peirce in distinguishing three types. Symbolic dimensions revolved around specifying a diagnostic...