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  1. United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)

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Google previewThe Empire Writes Back (2002)

Theory and Practice in Post-colonial Literatures by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin

Jakobson refers to the importance of metaphor in the literary schools of romanticism and symbolism, and posits the predominance of metonymy in the so- called 'realist' school. This has greatly exercised many structuralist and poststructuralist ...

Google previewColeridge, Language and Criticism (2008)

by Timothy Corrigan

"46 By inter- semiotic transposition Jakobson means translating from literature to cinema, for example. But, given the fundamental semantic differences between poetry and extraliterary prose, ...

Google previewThe Ordering Mirror (1977)

Readers and Contexts

Presumably Jakobson means that a poem or novel which is used to illustrate some situation in history or psychology is denied its true life in favor of the half-life of being an illustration. Eichenbaum uses Shklovsky to expound the idea of ...

Google previewGesture and Thought (2008)

by David McNeill

By the poetic function, Jakobson means a process whereby syntagmaticsequences come to have paradigmaticoroppositionalvalues. Recursionisthe mechanismofthisfunc- tion (Silverstein 1985), andit works for gestureaswellas for speech ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition (2013)

Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age by Theresa Enos

Jakobson, Roman (1896–1982) Structuralist linguist who contributed an influen- tial model of communication and important con-cepts relating to style. Born in Moscow, Roman Jakobson was a member of the Russian Formal-ist School and the ...

Google previewDictionary of the Prague School of Linguistics (2003)

by Josef Vachek

Jakobson, Remarques sur revolution phonologique du russe compared a celle des autres langues slaves, TCLP 2 (1929) Ja31a R. Jakobson, Die Betonung und ihre Rolle in der ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Critical Theory (2010)

by Ian Buchanan

Jakobson, Roman (1896-1982) Russian linguist, formative member of both the * Russian Formalists (the *Moscow Linguistic Circle as well as *Opoyaz) and the * Prague Linguistic Circle, and one of the founding fathers of *structuralism.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (2001)

by Mona Baker, Kirsten Malmkjær

Traditionally , translation scholars (pre- Jakobson) ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (2010)

by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan

(JAKOBSON). Six functions of language were identified by the Russianborn American linguist Roman Jakobson (1896–1982), each corresponding to one of the six factors of verbal communication. The six factors are the addresser ...

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Small photo of ESTONIA - CIRCA 2000: Carl Robert Jakobson (1841-1882) on 500 Krooni 2000 Banknote from Estonia. Estonian writer, politician and teacher. More...

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In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified. (Roman Jakobson)
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