Poetic Function of Language in Political Time and Space: Language, Linguistics and Political Studies

By Vassil Anastassov.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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It is argued in this paper that the poetic function of language as a combination of the expressive and the metalingual functions of language (the ability of ‘Homo Loquens’ to express emotion as intertwined with the ability to create ‘new language’, by ‘playing’ with explicit knowledge about it) helps to locate the ‘ego’ of ‘Homo Loquens’ in the actual present (time) and the actual social environment (space). The matching of the two functions explains what ties up individual ‘egos’ in a language identity, on a deictic ‘here and now’ socio-political principle within the current pragmatic context.

Keywords: Language, Identity, Politics, Habitat

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.31-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 581.050KB).

Dr. Vassil Anastassov

Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Art and Science, Fatih University, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Vassil Anastassof has more than 20 years of experience in teaching General, Indo-European, Slavic and Balkan Linguistics and General and Special English. Has been involved in research work and in the development of major academic projects. Articles published in Bulgaria, Poland, Turkey, The Czech Republic, USA and other countries. Participation in international conferences in Europe, USA, Canada. Member of International Studies Association (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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