21.293 new publications

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 07:31:50 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 293.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (23)
         Subject: linguistic development as an evolutionary scheme

   [2] From: Journals Publicity <j- (30)
         Subject: Open access to the introductory article in the
                 Critical Inquiry

         Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 07:18:51 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: linguistic development as an evolutionary scheme

Those here interested in the application of
statistical techniques to study language will be
interested in work done by Erez Lieberman and
colleagues at Harvard and MIT, an account of
which has recently been published in Nature 449
for 11 October, "Quantifying the evolutionary
dynamics of language", pp. 713-16, and summarized
in Science Codex at
Lieberman and colleagues have studied the
evolution of verb forms from Old English to the
present using mathematical evolutionary models.

Comment on this work from someone who understands
the techniques involved would be welcome. Thanks
to Jean-Claude Guédon for drawing my attention to this work.


Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities
Computing | Centre for Computing in the
Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd 1617, p. 26).

         Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 07:21:48 +0100
         From: Journals Publicity <j-publicity_at_PRESS.UCHICAGO.EDU>
         Subject: Open access to the introductory
article in the Critical Inquiry

Open access to the introductory article in the Critical Inquiry Summer issue

The Summer issue of Critical Inquiry is here and for a limited time
we're providing non-subscribers with open access to Lauren Berlant's
remarkable introductory article

The essay lays the groundwork for the rest of the issue, which is the
first in a special two-issue interdisciplinary investigation into the
concept and history of "The Case."

Together, the Summer issue and the forthcoming Autumn issue (due out
in November) look at what the case is; ask how it works--the case
study, the case history, the exemplar; and examine how cases
establish order and disorder, curiosity and research, discipline or
transformative opportunity.

Making the Case The Summer issue, titled Making the Case, looks at
the way cases work in law, medicine, psychoanalysis, physics, popular
culture, public policy, literary criticism and theory, history, art
history, philosophy, and cinema studies.

The Autumn issue, titled Missing Persons, will look at the ways kinds
of people are used as examples of things. What if the working class
were exemplified by servants rather than industrial workers? Why do
ethical philosophers assume that literary characters act just like
humans act? Why do we assume the close-up is an intensification of
the human rather than a weird twisting of it?

About Critical Inquiry: Critical Inquiry has published the best
critical thought in the arts and humanities since 1974. Combining a
commitment to rigorous scholarship with a vital concern for dialogue
and debate, the journal presents articles by eminent critics,
scholars, and artists on a wide variety of issues central to
contemporary criticism and culture.

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