Voices of Modernity

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Juli 2003



Discusses how new ways of thinking about language have uncovered previously 'legitimated' linguistic and social inequalities.


1. Introduction; 2. Making language safe for science and society: from Francis Bacon to John Lock; 3. Antiquaries and philologists: the construction of modernity and its others in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England; 4. The critical foundations of national epic: Hugh Blair, the Ossian controversy, and the rhetoric of authenticity; 5. Johann Gottfried Herder: language reform, das Volk, and the patriarchal state in eighteenth-century Germany; 6. The Brothers Grimm: scientizing, textual production in the service of romantic nationalism; 7. Henry Rowe school craft and the making of an American textual tradition; 8. The foundation of all future researches: Franz Boas, George Hunt, Native American texts and the construction of modernity; 9. Conclusion.


Richard Bauman is Distinguished Professor of Communication and Culture, Folklore, and Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Charles L. Briggs is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director, Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego.


'Their scope is enormous and I can think of no one who has covered the terrain that they have in such breadth and depth ... one of the best accounts of language ideology I have encountered.' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute '... of interest to all scholars ...' Pragmatics 'Bauman and Briggs have written the most fundamental, significant work ever for linguistic anthropologists and probably for all anthropologists with the slightest concern with reflexivity and practice.' Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
EAN: 9780521008976
ISBN: 0521008972
Untertitel: Language Ideologies and the Politics of Inequality. 'Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language'. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 376 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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