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“What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and; anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding.
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August 31 is the deadline for paper submissions to a congress in Moscow. Judging from the keynote speakers, this should be also very interesting for us anthropologists, because it’s not only about hard core linguistic studies, but very much about the cultural context in which speakers of different languages get into contact. 519 more words
by James Costa (Sorbonne Nouvelle / UMR LACITO (CNRS), Paris)
Should you find yourself in Provence this summer, you might wonder why some villages have bilingual signs at the entrance. 2,096 more words