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Invisible Language: Its Incalculable Significance for Philosophy

by Garth L. Hallett Lexington Books (March 06, 2014)

Invisible Language: Its Incalcuable Significance for Philosophy affirms that a greater awareness of language, philosophy's universal medium, could have altered the history of philosophy beyond recognition. Striking...


What We Say, Who We Are: Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Philosophy of Language

by Parker English Lexington Books (October 26, 2009)

In What We Say, Who We Are, Parker English explores the commonality between Leopold Senghor's concept of "negritude" and Zora Neale Hurston's view of "Negro expression." For English, these two concepts emphasize...


Emerging Traditions: Toward a Postcolonial Stylistics of Black South African Fiction in English

by Vicki Briault Manus Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

The book, an academic monograph, is a comprehensive study of the socio-linguistics of black South African literature in English from its beginnings, grounded in historical and political change as befits a postcolonial...


Interjections, Translation, and Translanguaging

by Rosanna Masiola Lexington Books (December 05, 2018)

This book is about interjections and their transcultural issues. Challenging the marginalization of the past, the ubiquity of interjections and translational practices are presented in their multilingual and...


Meeting Foreignness

by Paola Giorgis Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

How is Foreignness defined by language? Who has the power to define the ‘foreigner’ as such, on which grounds, from which positioning, for which purposes? And within such premises, which is the role of foreign...


Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...


Constructing Feminine to Mean

by Abdelkader Fassi Fehri Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Linguistic gender is a complex and amazing category that has puzzled and still puzzles theoretical linguists, typologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, didacticians, as well as scholars of anthropology,...


Rural Voices

by Christine Mallinson, Elizabeth Seale, Rania Habib & Kirk Hazen et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In this interdisciplinary volume, sociolinguists and sociologists explore the intersections of language, culture, and identity for rural populations around the world. Challenging stereotypical views of rural...


The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices

by Gian Marco Farese Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

This book presents a contrastive analysis of various forms of address used in English and Italian from the perspective of cultural semantics, the branch of linguistics which investigates the relationship between...


Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia

by Penglin Wang Lexington Books (March 28, 2018)

In Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia, Penglin Wang focuses on semantics as a central theme in onomastics and strives to unravel the origin and meaning of a series of influential ethnonyms such...


Material Discourse—Materialist Analysis

by Veit Schwab, Johannes Beetz, Roberto Leiser Baronas & Jean-Jacques Courtine et al. Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

Material Discourse – Materialist Analysis explores the entanglement of material realities and discourse and shows how a materialist discourse analysis can be put into practice.

A cognate concern for language...


Narratives of Immigration and Language Loss

by Maris R. Thompson Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

This book examines narratives of anti-German sentiment and language loss from German American communities in southwestern, Illinois. During World War I and II, government sponsored Americanization campaigns...


Innovations in English Language Teaching in India

by Varun Gulati, Garima Dalal, Nayer Rizwana & Rupali Saran Mirza et al. Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Innovations in English Language Teaching: Trends in Language Pedagogy and Technology looks at the various trends and innovations that have emerged recently in the field of English Language Teaching. It gives...


Bilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry, Music, and Narrative: The Science of Art

by Norbert Francis Lexington Books (August 22, 2017)

Bilingual and multicultural approaches to the study of literature and music give the most complete panorama of the problems related to understanding artistic ability and sensibility. Norbert Francis argues that...


Approaches to Conflict

by Stephen M. Croucher, Paul A. Wilson, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk & John E. LaMuth et al. Lexington Books (June 16, 2017)

Approaches to Conflict: Theoretical, Interpersonal, and Discursive Dynamics aims to investigate the role of communication and emotions in conflict contexts. In addition to the fundamental importance of communication...


The Perplexity of a Muslim Woman

by Olfa Youssef & Lamia Benyoussef Lexington Books (March 08, 2017)

Using the methodology of modern scholars in the fields of Arabic lexicography, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, Tunisian feminist scholar Olfa Youssef investigates the rulings about inheritance, marriage, and...


Transcultural Flows of English and Education in Asian Contexts

by Melissa Fellin, Tyler Andrew Barrett, Yiming Jin & Andy Halvorsen et al. Lexington Books (October 20, 2016)

This book investigates the “collision” or “synthesis” that occurs between people when cultures are shared and reconstructed in different contexts and result in hybridity. By focusing on transcultural...


Heidegger's Path to Language

by Wanda Torres Gregory Lexington Books (August 19, 2016)

Heidegger’s Path to Language guides readers through the development of Heidegger’s reflections on language from the start to the end of his philosophical trajectory. Wanda Torres Gregory not only analyzes...


Multiliterate Ireland: Literary Manifestations of a Multilingual History

by Tina L. Bennett-Kastor Lexington Books (October 08, 2015)

Multiliterate Ireland explores the literature of a selection of Irish writers through the prism of multiliteracy. Through this wide-ranging analysis of literature, history, strategic influence, and culture,...


The Dialogic Nation of Cape Verde: Slavery, Language, and Ideology

by Márcia Rego Lexington Books (April 08, 2015)

Dialogic Nation is a study of language use and ideology in Cape Verde. It weaves together historical, linguistic, and ethnographic research on the Cape Verdean Kriolu and its relation to Portuguese, showing...


Teacher, Scholar, Mother: Re-Envisioning Motherhood in the Academy

by Anna M. Young, Christin Seher, Jessica Smartt Gullion & Celeste Hanna et al. Lexington Books (October 08, 2015)

Teacher, Scholar, Mother deals with intersecting axes of power and privilege in order to advance a more productive conversation across disciplines on motherhood."Mother" is a central figure in cultural discourse....


Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language

by Gregory S. Moss Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

Gregory S. Moss examines the central arguments in Ernst Cassirer’s first volume of the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms to show how Cassirer defends language as an autonomous cultural form, and how he borrows...


Language Choice and Identity Politics in Taiwan

by Jennifer M. Wei Lexington Books (April 18, 2008)

Language Choice and Identity Politics in Taiwan brings new perspectives to—and invites comparative study within—the general study of language choice through its empirical focus on Chinese sociopolitical...


SpaceDBodyDRitual: Performativity in the City

by Reena Tiwari Lexington Books (May 12, 2010)

SpaceDBodyDRitual emphasizes the need for careful design of public spaces by creating opportunities for 'performativities' in everyday spaces of the city-its streets and squares. Tiwari compels her readers to...