Posts Tagged ‘Roman Jakobson’

  1. Jakobson reads Khlebnikov


    February 7, 2017 by AK

    As a follow-up to my recent posts on Khlebnikov (it should have been a prequel), I’m linking to three short audio clips. This is Roman Jakobson reading poetry by Khlebnikov in 1954, more than 40 years after first meeting the poet. Incantation by Laughter (1908-9): audio, text. Grasshopper (1908-9): audio, text. He Said: audio. It’s is …
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  2. The politics of name transcription


    August 28, 2016 by AK

    For whatever reasons – ideological or scholarly or both – Noam Chomsky’s theory of generative grammar was not accepted into the mainstream of Soviet linguistics. On the other hand, the professor’s criticisms of US policies were a welcome addition to the trove of prominent Americans’ quotes on the badness of America, an indispensable propaganda tool. People in the …
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