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The poetics of grammar and the metaphysics of sound and sign [electronic resource] / edited by S. La Porta and D. Shulman.

Contributor(s): La Porta, S | Shulman, David Dean, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Jerusalem studies in religion and culture: v. 6.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (vi, 375 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047421658 (electronic bk.); 9047421655 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general | Language and culture | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | Grammatica | Religieuze literatuur | Cultuurfilosofie | Grammatik | Kognitive Linguistik | Phonetik | Religi�ose Sprache | WeltreligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Poetics of grammar and the metaphysics of sound and sign.DDC classification: 415.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction (S. La Porta and D. Shulman); PART ONE CREATION; 1. Creation through Hieroglyphs: The Cosmic Grammatology of Ancient Egypt (Jan Assmann); 2. KUN -- the Existence-Bestowing Word in Islamic Mysticism: A Survey of Texts on the Creative Power of Language (Sara Sviri); 3. Adam's Naming of the Animals: Naming or Creation? (Michael E. Stone); 4. Greek Distrust of Language (Margalit Finkelberg); PART TWO CULTURAL ENCODING; 5. This is no Lotus, it is a Face: Poetics as Grammar in Dandin's Investigation of the Simile (Yigal Bronner).
Summary: Recognizing the seemingly universal notion of a grammatical cosmos, this volume addresses the question of how grammar and culturally encoded sounds and signs provide cognitive maps of reality in a variety of great civilizations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction (S. La Porta and D. Shulman); PART ONE CREATION; 1. Creation through Hieroglyphs: The Cosmic Grammatology of Ancient Egypt (Jan Assmann); 2. KUN -- the Existence-Bestowing Word in Islamic Mysticism: A Survey of Texts on the Creative Power of Language (Sara Sviri); 3. Adam's Naming of the Animals: Naming or Creation? (Michael E. Stone); 4. Greek Distrust of Language (Margalit Finkelberg); PART TWO CULTURAL ENCODING; 5. This is no Lotus, it is a Face: Poetics as Grammar in Dandin's Investigation of the Simile (Yigal Bronner).

Recognizing the seemingly universal notion of a grammatical cosmos, this volume addresses the question of how grammar and culturally encoded sounds and signs provide cognitive maps of reality in a variety of great civilizations.

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