Studies in Honour of Giuseppina Cortese
Edited By Sandra Campagna, Elana Ochse, Virginia Pulcini and Martin Solly
The sections in the volume are designed as main threads of a new investigation into ‘languaging’. The first, entitled Languaging Awareness, deals with recent findings in applied linguistics, exploring key topics in language acquisition, language learning and teaching and the changing role of the media. The second section, Languaging Identity, prioritizes the theme of the construction of identity in text and talk within a linguistic and languaging framework. The third section, Languaging Community, explores the notion of community, of the lifeworld and the textworld emanating from a variety of domains, closely inspecting contemporary events and showing, on a continuum with Cortese’s approach, how memory of the past gives depth of meaning to a discourse analysis that is geared to linguistic and textual awareness.
Vico and Joyce: Landscaping/Langscaping
1. Vico and Joyce: cycles and ‘ciclometers’
In an interview with Heinrich Straumann, in answer to his question as to whether a knowledge of “place-names, historical events, literary happenings and personalities” would help in the reading of Finnegans Wake (henceforth FW), Joyce replied in the negative, stating that he was primarily concerned with language and with the way “linguistic phenomena […] affect one as such”. Yet, in the same interview, while acknowledging Vico’s influence on him, Joyce could also have intended to acknowledge the importance of the linguistic turn Vico had given to philosophy, linking it with his own.
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