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[Xmca-l] Re: Jan Blommaert - Meaning as a non-linear phenomena



Cool Mike,
That was real cool...
cool,
-greg

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> Cool. That is, when the temperature during my morning walk drops below 52
> degrees?
> Cutural mediation is a non-linear phenomenon and so far as meaning is a
> form of cultural mediation......
> maybe?
>
> mike
>
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > There is a flurry of threads that seem to be dealing with the issue of
> > "meaning" and how to conceive of meaning.
> >
> > I just thought I'd mention that there is a cadre (I prefer "gang" but
> > alas...) of folks who are doing work that runs in close parallel to these
> > local conversations, namely the linguistic anthropologists.
> >
> > One of my favorite is Jan Blommaert (University of Ghent). He has a
> > fascinating conversation with Michael Silverstein about language ideology
> > that points to the historical and cultural origins of Western language
> > ideologies that, imho, are at the heart of the problems about language
> > instruction that have been discussed on XMCA recently. Here is the link
> for
> > that conversation (to access this paper, you may need to join
> academia.edu
> > and follow Jan first):
> >
> >
> https://www.academia.edu/7654748/Michael_Silverstein_in_conversation_with_Jan_Blommaert_and_Jef_Van_der_Aa
> > ​
> >
> > In addition, he has a lovely paper on academia.edu that speaks to these
> > issues as well. Th paper is titled "Meaning as a Non-linear Phenomenon -
> > The Birth of Cool". Accessible here (again, you may need to join
> > academia.edu first and follow Jan):
> >
> >
> https://www.academia.edu/8208677/Meaning_as_a_nonlinear_phenomenon_the_birth_of_cool
> >
> > ​​Happy to chat more if anyone is interested but I didn't want to
> distract
> > from the other fascinating conversations that are on-going (and in so
> many
> > different directions I wouldn't even know where to post this!).
> >
> > Cheers,
> > greg
> >
> >
> > --
> > Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> > Assistant Professor
> > Department of Anthropology
> > 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> > Brigham Young University
> > Provo, UT 84602
> > http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
> >
>
>
>
> --
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>



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