The Prague School and Its Legacy

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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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Table of Contents
Contributors
xi
Introduction
Yishai Tobin
xiii
I. Prague school phonology and its theoretical and methodological implications
Functional load and diachronic phonology
John C. Catford
3
Distinctive features in synchronic and diachronic phonology
Anatoly Liberman
21
From segments to autosegments: Nasalization in Sudanese
Robert M. Vago
37
Phonetics versus phonology: The prague school and beyond
Yishai Tobin
49
II. The Prague school and functional discourse analysis
The discoursal iz of Yiddish
Zelda Kahan-Newman
73
Frequency in communicative perspective: Some word order phenomena in Spanish
Florimon C.M. van Putte
91
Paradigmatic structure and syntactic relations
Cornelis H. van Schooneveld
109
Word order in children’s literature: FSP and markedness
Yael Ziv
123
Topic-chaining and dominance chaining
Nomi Erteschik-Shir
145
The theme in text cohesion
Dennis Kurzon
155
III. The Prague school and aspects of literary criticism
Literary transduction: Prague school approach
Lubomir Dolezel
165
Dominant = tonic + dominant
Hana Arie-Gaifman
177
James Joyce and the Prague school: Aesthetic foregrouding in Finnegan’s Wake
S.A. Henke
185
Objective features of text-analysis according to Mukařovský
G. Moked
193
Phonology as a pattern of analysis: The deep message of the thrillers by Ambrose Bierce
Maria M. Langleben
205
IV. The sociological and ethnological concerns of the Prague school
The sociological concerns of the Prague school
Ladislav Matejka
219
From folklore to folkstyle: The Prague circle’s contribution to the ethnoinquiries
Charles D. Kaplan
227
The relevance of structuralism to the study of nonverbal behavior
Walburga von Raffler-Engel
245
V. The Prague school’s semiotic approach to the arts
The dialectic functioning of Mukařovský’s semiotic model
Claude Gandelman
265
A chair is a chair is a CHAIR: The object as sign in the theatrical performance
F. Rokem
275
Semiotics of the theatre: The Prague school heritage
Dinnah Pladott
289
Name index
305
Subject index
311
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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Semiotics
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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