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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... been and remain a formidable rhetorical influence on Chinese critical discourse. In reading this aspiration as symptomatically expressed in diction and style, I refer to the effects of certitude in present-day Chinese critical discourse, and do so to highlight a striking feature of Chinese linguistic...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
... 2021 philology deconstruction linguistic diversity Wilhelm von Humboldt race References Aikhenvald Alexandra Y. Dixon R. M. W. , eds. 2001 . Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Problems in Comparative Linguistics . New York : Oxford University Press . Alter...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Leah Feldman Two types of translation dominated the social sphere of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war at the beginning of the twentieth century: the translation of diverse languages in the multilingual empire and a Marxist-Leninist linguistic turn that emphasized the role of dialectical...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 65–107.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jeffrey Sacks This essay addresses the principal form and practice for linguistic domination, philology, to draw out a sense in which philology discombobulates the stabilizing terms it privileges and sends out at the world. This essay traces several moments in a history of the disorganization of...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... tension. Under the explicit guidance of John Borthwick Gilchrist, the Hindi vernacular was shaped through linguistic pogroms. At the same time, Lallu Jee Lal’s training in Braj Bhāsa, as well as his intimate knowledge of the long history of Braj-Sanskrit and Braj-Urdu interactions, came into play in...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... for most writing as well as the vernacular—by the end of the nineteenth century. While the turn to the vernacular has generally been seen as the sine qua non of the expansion of popular knowledge in modern China, Wang Hui finds Lu Xun arguing that any abandonment of deeply rooted indigenous linguistic...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Nergis Ertürk This essay traces the legacy of the 1926 Baku Turcological Congress for postcolonial studies and comparative literary criticism. An assembly of 131 delegates, including such prominent figures as the Crimean Tatar Turcologist Bekir Sıdkı Çobanzade, the Kazak revolutionary, linguist...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... cosmologies, linguistic, and cultural formations–could be harnessed into a monotheistic edifice of faith. Only then could that singular faith be parlayed into nationalist feeling for one Hindu nation. The aspired-for Hindu monotheism would then not just yield a Hindu nation in the world but would also be...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Republican linguistic nationalism is characterized by the extremity of measures taken for the control of communicability, in the establishment of an impossibly self-same or self-identical identity. Contrary to the claims of ideologues of nationalism, phoneticization and vernacularization are never merely...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 177–206.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., colonialism, and nationalism, including Nazism, Nichanian sketches a genealogy of the figure of the native. The latter emerges as the eighteenth-century British jurist and linguist William Jones compiles and translates legalistic texts from India to be able to govern the “natives” by their own laws and in so...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
... mandate of self-conscious self-assertion in order to explore the readymade potential of the “uncreative.” They resort to a diverse variety of antiexpressive, antidiscursive strategies (including the use of forced rules, random words, copied texts, boring ideas, and even cyborg tools), doing so in order to...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., producing an ecology of music and sound that reaffirms the term and, along with it, a multicultural account of diversity that takes the Western notion of culture as a viable concept for all peoples. This essay, rather, seeks to acknowledge a historical lineage of ethnomusicology and its relation to...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
... species an encompassing system of apparatuses in which every cultural diversity, every individual desire, and every version and vision of life become essentially a realization of one of the possibilities contained within the imagineering of the system. The global spectacles celebrate the intersections of...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
... contingent, diverse, unpredictable, and uncontrollable aspects, is undeniably compelling and lapidary in its principles, and may very well be a major addition to the lexicon of revolutions. The Tunisian Revolution of Dignity can be considered atypical because it arguably runs contrary to the ordinary pattern...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Manisha Basu This essay reads exemplary instances of the fictional work of Indian novelist R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) as expressions of critical anachronism in a world literary marketplace that, despite claiming diversity as a global, even transcendental, value, remains committed to both the...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 65–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
... James C. 2006 . Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II . Washington, DC : Department of the Army . Mercado Stephen C. 2010 . Review of Roger Dingman’s Deciphering the Rising Sun: Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers, Translators, and...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 71–74.
Published: 01 May 2012
... reality check into the public discourse. How do we ensure the critical intelligence of the concept, which, after all, has had a presence in the work of so diverse a set of critical thinkers as Marx and Engels, Erich Auerbach and Edward Said, Franco Moretti and David Damrosch, but...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 49–63.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Press . Herodotus . 1987 . The History . Translated by Grene David . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Jakobson Roman . 1966 . “ On Linguistic Aspects of Translation .” In On Translation , edited by Brower Reuben A. , 232 – 39 . New York : Oxford University...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
...- anteeing against the slipperiness of undecidability and ironic performance. This desire for sincerity anticipates stable character subjects who keep their promises and who will not disappear when your back is turned. How- . See Seyla Benhabib, The Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... Said, near the ends of their respective careers, recommended a “return to philology,” by which they each meant, of course, something a little different—de Man stressing the textual and linguistic dimensions, Said the cultural and political implications of those dimensions. Both of them, how...