Roman Jakobson

Roman Jakobson

Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.More Roman Jakobson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc.More Roman Jakobson quotes [08/07/2011 03:08:09]
The function of poetry is to point out that the sign is not identical to the referent.More Roman Jakobson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited, classified and explained except in the light of the tasks which they perform in language.More Roman Jakobson quotes [08/07/2011 03:08:39]
It is once again the vexing problem of identity within variety; without a solution to this disturbing problem there can be no system, no classification.More Roman Jakobson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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