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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 296.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Bernard Spolsky K. David Harrison, When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 292 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2004) 10 (2): 358.
Published: 01 April 2004
... reflecting on how to understand a single Greek sentence, taken “almost at random” from the Odyssey: a painstak- ing syllable-by-syllable study of how a language opens and closes ways of say- ing something. In an admiring but quizzical meditation on Huckleberry Finn...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Ardis Butterfield This article on fuzziness in medieval language use is the second part of a three-part contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur.” Each part corresponds broadly to Clifford Geertz's trifold instances of blur as involving “face-to-face...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2002) 8 (3): 464–481.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Rei Terada Duke University Press 2002 CK 8.3-05 Terada 7/14/02 3:12 PM Page 464 PHILOSOPHICAL SELF-DENIAL Wittgenstein and the Fear of Public Language Rei Terada “Throughout his life Wittgenstein...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 157–158.
Published: 01 January 2003
... while there are still materials to be saved. —G. Thomas Tanselle Lev Manovich, The Language of New Media (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001), 354 pp. Artist, theorist, trained mathematician, Manovich has produced what is proba...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Shira Wolosky Duke University Press 2003 MORAL FINITUDE AND THE ETHICS OF LANGUAGE A New World Response to Gianni Vattimo Shira Wolosky Morality has often been thought to be grounded in some access to an ultimate...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 496.
Published: 01 August 2005
... says all the university presses are feeling that kind of pain. Le Coeur en danger has an eight-page preface by Pierre Nora, long a fi gure in French publishing-for-the-mind. The systems of publishing in the two languages are wholly different. In...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ardis Butterfield Vernacular language use in England throughout the later Middle Ages was a complex negotiation between English and French; that is, between the languages of English and French and the political identities of two peoples engaged in a long war. Clifford Geertz's famous analysis of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 446–473.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ardis Butterfield This is the final part of a three-part essay on fuzziness in medieval literary language. Each part corresponds broadly to Clifford Geertz's trifold instances of blur as involving “face-to-face interaction” (“life as game”), “collective intensities” (“life as stage”), and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 219–220.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Barry Allen Gloria Davies, Worrying about China: The Language of Chinese Critical Inquiry (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007), 312 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints’ Stories and the Western Imagination...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 512.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Simone Roberts Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi Shankar, eds., Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (New York: W. W. Norton, 2008), 734 pp. Duke University Press 2009...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Press 2014 Kantian ethics Puritan ethics Pflicht duty NSM semantic theory Anglocentrism ARTICLE Can there be common knowledge without a common language? German Pflicht versus English Duty Anna Wierzbicka...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 108–109.
Published: 01 January 2017
...John Boardman Mairs Rachel , The Hellenistic Far East: Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia . ( Oakland : University of California Press , 2014 ), 256 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 110.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Anthony Ossa-Richardson Tutino Stefania , Shadows of Doubt: Language and Truth in Post-Reformation Catholic Culture . ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2014 ), 278 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2007) 13 (1): 131–141.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Jim Powell 2007 not for sale Translations by Jim Powell F I C T I O N A N D P O E T R Y TO SEA AGAIN, DEAR SHIP Ten Poems in Five Languages Translations by Jim Powell OLD IRONSIDES New storms will drive...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 493–494.
Published: 01 August 2014
...David Bellos Thirlwell Adam , Multiples: An Anthology of Stories in an Assortment of Languages and Literary Styles . ( London : Portobello Books , 2013 ), 379 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 317–318.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Charles Burnett Akbari Suzanne Conklin and Mallette Karla , eds., The Sea of Languages: Rethinking the Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History . ( Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 2013 ), 328 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
... popular in peninsular India between the thirteenth and the eighteenth centuries in vernacular languages such as Telugu, Kannada, and Marathi. Secular and this-worldly in orientation, it can be broadly contrasted to the far better known body of texts on dharma , which are concerned to preserve a normative...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 367–403.
Published: 01 August 2010
... everywhere, on every surface, in every language, and also in the arts. Epstein analyzes works by Rauschenberg, Malevich, Ilya Kabakov, and Vasilisk Gdenov in the visual arts, as well as music by John Cage, to demonstrate the usefulness of his new sign for aesthetics and art criticism. Each discipline, he...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... sociology of critique that Rottenburg has done since writing the book. He here reformulates the main argument of his book as concerning the indispensable necessity of what Nietzsche calls “legislated language,” along with its performative effects and insurmountable fallibility. By situating that argument in...