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Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society
Williams examines more than 100 familiar words and explores how they are used.
Language death: Connexipedia Article
A process that affects speech communities.
The Nazis and Deconstruction: Jean-Pierre Faye's Demolition of Derrida
A review of Jean-Pierre Faye's book 'La raison narrative', which traces the Nazi origins of deconstructionist and post-modernist concepts and terminology. Faye shows, for example, that the concept of ...
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
Postmodernism: Paralysed by postmodernism
A great deal of "theory" in the humanities and social sciences -- and not just postmodern theory -- involves the creating of a kind of conceptual landscape filled with curious kinds of abstract object...
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures
These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. ...
The Professor of Parody
It is difficult to come to grips with Judith Butler’s ideas because it is difficult to figure out what they are.
The Trouble with Theory: The Educational Costs of Postmodernism
Postmodern theory has engaged the hearts and heads of the brightest students because of its apparent political and social radicalism. Yet Kitching writes: "At the heart of postmodernism is very poor, ...
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Bully for Brontosaurus
Reflections in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay
A collection of dicursive essays on natural history.
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
History of the world's great tongues, from the resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions to the self-regard of Greek and to the struggles that gave birth to the languages of modern E...
Here's What Shakespeare's Plays Sounded Like With Their Original English Accent
In this short documentary, linguist David Crystal and his son, actor Ben Crystal, look at the differences between English pronunciation now and how it was spoken 400 years ago. They answer the most ba...
A user's guide to artspeak
There is now a name for the pompous prose used by art galleries: International Art Speak. You need to speak it to be a part of art culture.