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Color And Meaning

Author : John Gage
ISBN : 0520226119
Genre : Art
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"John Gage's "Color and Meaning" is full of ideas. . .He is one of the best writers on art now alive."--A. S. Byatt, Booker Prize winner

Meaning In Translation

Author : Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
ISBN : 3631601050
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Meaning Of The Body

Author : Mark Johnson
ISBN : 9780226401935
Genre : Philosophy
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The belief that the mind and the body are separate and that the mind is the source of all meaning has been a part of Western culture for centuries. Both philosophers and scientists have questioned this dualism, but their efforts have rarely converged. Many philosophers continue to rely on disembodied models of human thought, while scientists tend to reduce the complex process of thinking to a merely physical phenomenon. In this book, the author continues his pioneering work on the connections between cognitive science, language, and meaning first begun in the classic Metaphors We Live By. Johnson uses recent research into infant psychology to show how the body generates meaning even before self-consciousness has fully developed. From there he turns to cognitive neuroscience to further explore the bodily origins of meaning, thought, and language and examines the many dimensions of meaning--including images, qualities, emotions, and metaphors--that are all rooted in the body's physical encounters with the world. Drawing on the psychology of art and pragmatist philosophy, Johnson argues that all of these aspects of meaning-making are fundamentally aesthetic. Thus the arts are the culmination of human attempts to find meaning and studying the aesthetic dimensions of our experience is crucial to unlocking the bodily sources of meaning.--From publisher description.

The Meaning Of Fossils

Author : M. J. S. Rudwick
ISBN : 0226731030
Genre : Nature
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Examines the way in which the study of fossils in five historical periods since the Renaissance reflects man's changing view of nature

Bodies Of Meaning

Author : David McNally
ISBN : 0791447359
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.

The Meaning Of Yiddish

Author : Benjamin Harshav
ISBN : 0520059476
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"I know of no single book in any language which [conveys] such a richly textured profile of the nature and dynamics of both the Yiddish language and its literature. It is a remarkable feat of high popularization, written with great flair and without a hint of pedantry. . . . The book should be read by all who are interested in language."-Times Literary Supplement

Words Meaning And Vocabulary

Author : Howard Jackson
ISBN : 0826460968
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This work goes back to the sources of modern English words and studies the development of vocabulary over time. It examines what constitutes a word, with a discussion of words that look and sound the same, words that have several meanings, and "words" that are made up of more than one "word". As well as considering the borrowing of words from other languages throughout the history of English as a means of increasing the vocabulary, the book also outlines how English forms new words by exploiting the structure of existing words, through processes of derivation and compounding. The meaning of a word is composite of a number of relations: reference to external context, relations with other words of a similar or opposite meaning, collocational relations, and so on. The book grapples with the meaning problem, but then goes on to look at the contexts in which words are used and the purposes for which they are used, raising the question whether it is more sensible to talk about English "vocabularies" rather than English "vocabulary".

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