The Poetics of Grammar and the Metaphysics of Sound and Sign (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture)

The Poetics of Grammar and the Metaphysics of Sound and Sign (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture)


This ebook examines the possible common thought of a grammatical cosmos. person essays speak about what number of the good civilizations supply cognitive maps that emerge from a metaphysical linguistics during which sounds, syllables and different symptoms shape the positive parts of fact. The essays tackle cross-cultural matters corresponding to: Why does grammar function a template in those cultures? How are such templates culturally contoured? To what finish are they utilized i.e., what can one do with grammar, and the way does it paintings upon the realm? The e-book is split into 3 sections that care for the metaphysics of linguistic production; practices of encoding and deciphering as a method of decoding truth; and language within the widest feel as a medium for self- and cultural transformation. individuals contain: Jan Assman, Sara Sviri, Michael Stone, M. Finkelberg, Yigal Bronner, Martin Kern, Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Dan Martin, Jonathan apparel, Tom Hunter, David Shulman, and Sergio l. a. Porta.

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