Department of Anthropology

Faculty Publication: "The Sounds of Navajo Poetry: A Humanities of Speaking" by Anthony K. Webster

Fri, March 16, 2018
Faculty Publication:
Peter Lang

The Sounds of Navajo Poetry analyzes five poems by Navajo poet Rex Lee Jim in order to think through questions of linguistic relativity and translation. In fundamentally rethinking linguistic relativity, this book argues for a humanities of speaking that attends to poetics as a key site for coming to terms with the ways languages facilitate imaginative acts. This book will be of particular interest to researchers in anthropology, linguistics, Native American studies, sound studies, and translation studies. The Sounds of Navajo Poetry will be particularly appropriate for courses on verbal art, language and culture, contemporary Native American poetry, translation, and sound studies.

The book is being published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.

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