Beyond Babel

Scholarly organizations and the study of languages and literatures

ORCID logoTom Clark | Victoria University
Assistant Editor
Paddy Gordon | Victoria University
ISBN 9789027212658 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027256997 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The contribution that scholarly organizations make to the study of languages and literatures is a service to the value of systematically learning and using meaning—understanding that meaning operates in systems. Constructively speaking, these organizations support the teaching and research of our world’s experts in grammar, genre, medium, production, reception, exchange, critique, appreciation, and so on. More defensively, they are bulwarks against systems of misinformation, against the empowerment of misrepresentation and distrust between people.
The chapters in this volume range from the Old Testament to Facebook and from East Asia to West Africa via Australia, the Americas, and Europe. The scholarly strength forged across that range speaks to similar strengths that so many scholarly organizations devoted to studies in languages and literatures have cultivated and maintained—often in the face of government indifference or hostility towards the Humanities. Beyond Babel makes a powerful case for their potential.
[FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 18] 2022.  xv, 240 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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JFC: Cultural studies

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SOC000000: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022033400 | Marc record