Jakobson

NOUN
  1. United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)
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  • Recapitulating phylogeny as ontogeny, Jakobson states that the phatic is "the first verbal function acquired by infants; they are prone to communicate before being able to send or receive informative communication" (356). 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' as an Ambient Poem; a Study of a Dialectical Image; with Some Remarks on Coleridge and Wordsworth
  • Roman Jakobson defines the phatic as a ‘contact function’ in language, ‘serving primarily to establish, to prolong, or to discontinue communication’ between speaker and interlocutor.
  • In these cases we have what Jakobson calls the conative function, what other linguists refer to as the appellative, imperative or directive function. Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (2)
  • Roman Jakobson's good friend, that arch-structuralist aristocrat Nikolai Sergeevich Trubetzkoy, famously said that phonetics is to phonology as numismatics is to economics.
  • In these cases we have what Jakobson calls the conative function, what other linguists refer to as the appellative, imperative or directive function. Archive 2008-09-01
  • This has some interesting ramifications, I think, for what Jakobson refers to as the phatic function, what other linguists have referred to as the relational or contact function, what I'm calling the connective function. Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (3)
  • Critics countered that Jakobson's structuralism was doubly dangerous because it could be confused with the real thing.
  • This is to say that narrative is essentially an act of figuration: its function is not to represent, but neither is it wholly autotelic; rather it is figurative, a crafting of idiom at a level higher and more abstract even than extended metaphor, at the level of stories -- which exist to revise the code, in Jakobson's terms, to establish new mappings between code and context. Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (1)
  • Roman Jakobson's good friend, that arch-structuralist aristocrat Nikolai Sergeevich Trubetzkoy, famously said that phonetics is to phonology as numismatics is to economics.
  • Jakobson derived the term "phatic" (for communications that foreground the contact) from Malinowski's work on meaning in "primitive" languages. 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' as an Ambient Poem; a Study of a Dialectical Image; with Some Remarks on Coleridge and Wordsworth
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