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The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2016-08-30
ISBN : 0316404640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. "A whooping, joy-filled and hyperbolic raid on, of all things, the theory of evolution." (Dwight Garner, New York Times) Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-08-25
ISBN : 1473546699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'A great journalist with a whip-like satirical prose style... Wolfe’s great gift is to make the heavy seem light and this book is such an entertaining polemic that I read it in a day and immediately wanted to read it again.' - Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey through language. The Kingdom of Speech is a paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in our Kingdom of Speech.

The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-08-30
ISBN : 0316404640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech -- not evolution -- is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

The Origin of Speech

The Origin of Speech Book
Author : Peter F. MacNeilage
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0199581584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the origin and evolution of speech. The human speech system is in a league of its own in the animal kingdom and its possession dwarfs most other evolutionary achievements. During every second of speech we unconsciously use about 225 distinct muscle actions. To investigate the evolutionary origins of this prodigious ability, Peter MacNeilage draws on work in linguistics, cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and animal behavior. He puts forward a neo-Darwinian account of speech as a process of descent in which ancestral vocal capabilities became modified in response to natural selection pressures for more efficient communication. His proposals include the crucial observation that present-day infants learning to produce speech reveal constraints that were acting on our ancestors as they invented new words long ago. This important and original investigation integrates the latest research on modern speech capabilities, their acquisition, and their neurobiology, including the issues surrounding the cerebral hemispheric specialization for speech. Written in a clear style with minimal recourse to jargon the book will interest a wide range of readers in cognitive, neuro-, and evolutionary science, as well as all those seeking to understand the nature and evolution of speech and human communication.

Grammar Castle and the Kingdom of Writing

Grammar Castle and the Kingdom of Writing Book
Author : Rusty Gorby
Publisher : By the Book Writing
Release : 2020-05-15
ISBN : 9780578663784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This story and songbook uses a metaphorical kingdom to teach students the 8 parts of speech. King Verb and Queen Noun will need the help of the other parts of speech to overthrow the Knights of the Wrong Table and restore order to Writing. Discover the Kingdom of Writing and the 8 Parts of Speech through adventures in Grammar Castle.

The Kingdom of God is Within You

 The Kingdom of God is Within You  Book
Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1894
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Kingdom of God Is Within You, is a non-fiction book written by Leo Tolstoy. A philosophical treatise, the book was first published in Germany in 1894 after being banned in his home country of Russia. It is the culmination of thirty years of Tolstoy's thinking, and lays out a new organization for society based on a literal Christian interpretation.The Kingdom of God is Within You is a key text for Tolstoyan, nonviolent resistance, and Christian anarchist movements.

Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers

Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2010-04-01
ISBN : 142996118X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is classic Tom Wolfe, a funny, irreverent, and "delicious" (The Wall Street Journal) dissection of class and status by the master of New Journalism The phrase 'radical chic' was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongruous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. Radical Chic provocatively explores the relationship between Black rage and White guilt. Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, set in San Francisco at the Office of Economic Opportunity, details the corruption and dysfunction of the anti-poverty programs run at that time. Wolfe uncovers how much of the program's money failed to reach its intended recipients. Instead, hustlers gamed the system, causing the OEO efforts to fail the impoverished communities.

The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 1982-10-01
ISBN : 1429955007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

Kingdom of Characters

Kingdom of Characters Book
Author : Jing Tsu
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2022-01-18
ISBN : 0735214743
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What does it take to reinvent a language? After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world’s most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, as the world underwent a massive technological transformation that threatened to leave them behind. In Kingdom of Characters, Jing Tsu argues that China’s most daunting challenge was a linguistic one: the century-long fight to make the formidable Chinese language accessible to the modern world of global trade and digital technology. Kingdom of Characters follows the bold innovators who reinvented the Chinese language, among them an exiled reformer who risked a death sentence to advocate for Mandarin as a national language, a Chinese-Muslim poet who laid the groundwork for Chairman Mao's phonetic writing system, and a computer engineer who devised input codes for Chinese characters on the lid of a teacup from the floor of a jail cell. Without their advances, China might never have become the dominating force we know today. With larger-than-life characters and an unexpected perspective on the major events of China’s tumultuous twentieth century, Tsu reveals how language is both a technology to be perfected and a subtle, yet potent, power to be exercised and expanded.

The Handbook of Speech Perception

The Handbook of Speech Perception Book
Author : David Pisoni,Robert Remez
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
ISBN : 0470756772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of Speech Perception is a collection of forward-looking articles that offer a summary of the technical and theoretical accomplishments in this vital area of research on language. Now available in paperback, this uniquely comprehensive companion brings together in one volume the latest research conducted in speech perception Contains original contributions by leading researchers in the field Illustrates technical and theoretical accomplishments and challenges across the field of research and language Adds to a growing understanding of the far-reaching relevance of speech perception in the fields of phonetics, audiology and speech science, cognitive science, experimental psychology, behavioral neuroscience, computer science, and electrical engineering, among others.

Mauve Gloves and Madmen Clutter and Vine

Mauve Gloves and Madmen  Clutter and Vine Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 1988-04-01
ISBN : 1429961228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"When are the 1970s going to begin?" ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays in Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "The Me Decade."

Preaching the Luminous Word

Preaching the Luminous Word Book
Author : Ellen F. Davis,Austin McIver Dennis
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2016-10-27
ISBN : 146744605X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insights from one of the most distinctive and eloquent scholar-preachers of our time Inviting serious theological engagement with texts from all parts of the Christian Bible, Preaching the Luminous Word is a collection of fifty-one sermons and five related essays from noted preacher and biblical scholar Ellen F. Davis. A brief preface to each sermon delineates its liturgical context and theological themes as well as distinctive elements of structure and style. Arranged in canonical order, the sermons treat a wide range of texts: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Gospels, Epistles, and Revelation. They are complemented by essays on various aspects of biblical interpretation for preaching. At once accessible, theologically informed, and rhetorically rich, this volume will engage preachers, teachers, seminarians, church leaders, and serious lay readers.

From Bauhaus to Our House

From Bauhaus to Our House Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2009-11-24
ISBN : 9781429924252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After critiquing—and infuriating—the art world with The Painted Word, award-winning author Tom Wolfe shared his less than favorable thoughts about modern architecture in From Bauhaus to Our Haus. In this examination of the strange saga of twentieth century architecture, Wolfe takes such European architects as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and Bauhaus art school founder Walter Gropius to task for their glass and steel box designed buildings that have influenced—and infected—America’s cities.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth Book
Author : Norton Juster
Publisher : Yearling Books
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0394820371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

Psychopolitics of Speech

Psychopolitics of Speech Book
Author : James Martin
Publisher : transcript Verlag
Release : 2019-05-31
ISBN : 3839439191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The human capacity for speech is forever celebrated as evidence of its innate civility. Why, then, is public discourse often - and today more than ever, it would seem - so uncivil, even delusional? The reason, argues James Martin in this timely book, lies in the way speech works to organise desire. More than knowledge or rational interests, public speech services an unconscious urge for a lost enjoyment, stimulating an excess in subjectivity that moves us in body and mind. James Martin draws upon the work of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan as well as other Continental thinkers to set out a new approach to the analysis of rhetoric and answer the troubling question of whether civil discourse can ever hope to escape its obscene underside.

Don t Sleep There are Snakes

Don t Sleep  There are Snakes Book
Author : Daniel Everett
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010-07-09
ISBN : 1847651224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. Everett describes how he began to realise that his discoveries about the Pirah language opened up a new way of understanding how language works in our minds and in our lives, and that this way was utterly at odds with Noam Chomsky's universally accepted linguistic theories. The perils of passionate academic opposition were then swiftly conjoined to those of the Amazon in a debate whose outcome has yet to be won. Everett's views are most recently discussed in Tom Wolfe's bestselling The Kingdom of Speech. Adventure, personal enlightenment and the makings of a scientific revolution proceed together in this vivid, funny and moving book.

Language

Language Book
Author : Edward Sapir
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-03-20
ISBN : 1108063780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A seminal 1921 work by the linguist Edward Sapir, outlining his influential ideas and hypotheses on language and its speakers.

Free Speech A Very Short Introduction

Free Speech  A Very Short Introduction Book
Author : Nigel Warburton
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2009-02-26
ISBN : 0191622788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it' This slogan, attributed to Voltaire, is frequently quoted by defenders of free speech. Yet it is rare to find anyone prepared to defend all expression in every circumstance, especially if the views expressed incite violence. So where do the limits lie? What is the real value of free speech? Here, Nigel Warburton offers a concise guide to important questions facing modern society about the value and limits of free speech: Where should a civilized society draw the line? Should we be free to offend other people's religion? Are there good grounds for censoring pornography? Has the Internet changed everything? This Very Short Introduction is a thought-provoking, accessible, and up-to-date examination of the liberal assumption that free speech is worth preserving at any cost. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Kingdom of God and Peace Essays

The Kingdom of God and Peace Essays Book
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Publisher : books catalog
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9788171675159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book was first published when Tolstoy's precepts were wholly unacceptable to the Church, the State, the Military and even his own family. His message of peace, denunciation of war, protests against curtailing of freedom of speech, press and religion were ignored by Stalin, Hitler and for that matter the whole world. But to voice such opinions in the face of stiff opposition required someone of Tolstoy s moral stature, courage and faith. This collection of essays retranslated and republished perhaps has greater relevance today than when Tolstoy wrote them.

Desiring the Kingdom Cultural Liturgies

Desiring the Kingdom  Cultural Liturgies  Book
Author : James K. A. Smith
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2009-08-01
ISBN : 9781441211262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Malls, stadiums, and universities are actually liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. Humans--as Augustine noted--are "desiring agents," full of longings and passions; in brief, we are what we love. James K. A. Smith focuses on the themes of liturgy and desire in Desiring the Kingdom, the first book in what will be a three-volume set on the theology of culture. He redirects our yearnings to focus on the greatest good: God. Ultimately, Smith seeks to re-vision education through the process and practice of worship. Students of philosophy, theology, worldview, and culture will welcome Desiring the Kingdom, as will those involved in ministry and other interested readers.