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Gender and Linguistic Modernity in Japan
Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India

be trained. Barhadbeshabba’s account of the creation of the material cosmos as a reading les- son or recitation illustrates the late ancient overdetermination of the cosmos as linguistic. Th e world was something to be heard, read, and interpreted. One could cite similar passages from across the late ancient gamut: the child Jesus’s preco- cious knowledge of the cosmic mysteries of the alphabet, rabbinic discussions of the cosmic signifi cance of the letters beth and aleph,2 or the Qur‘anic expression umm al-kitab, “Mother of the Book.”3 Within this languaged

The Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras

20 2 Language For the past twenty years, musicology has increasingly merged the study of Western “classical” music with cultural history on one hand and critical- philosophical thought on the other. This development is no longer news, but it is still note- worthy. The field has expanded to take in a wide variety of topics and methods formerly considered peripheral or illegitimate. It has rescinded the exemption from social utility formerly used to separate classical music from popular music and culture, and it has broken both with the nineteenth

The History of Spanish in the United States
The Appropriation of Swahili in the Former Belgian Congo 1880-1938

IMAMU AMIRI BARAKA (LeROI JONES) Expressive Language By the m id-1960s , Baraka had become one o f the major figures (poetry, fiction, theater) o f the "n e w American poetry ." His contribution to an ethnopoetics was the articu la tion (both in theory and practice) o f black cultural and linguistic values w ith in a h igh ly charged socia l/political context in which he participated notably from a home base in Newark , New jersey. Changing over the years, his cultural writings are marked by early warnings o f "cu ltura l im peria lism /' etc. (see above