Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 123

Table of Content: August 2010; 1(2)

August 2010

A novel system of telling the time: The case of midday and midnight as focal points in a home sign language

Previous studies on clocks have mostly worked on the development of clock knowledge. It is implicitly assumed that there seems to be no basic difference in the way people read a clock. This study highlights a big difference found in the language of a home signer. She reads the clock by referring to midnight and midday. For example when we say “nine o’clock (in the morning)” she would say - or rather...

Author(s): Ali Izanloo and Shahla Sharifi

  • Article Number: CDFCF161965

August 2010

Iosipos Moisiodax, John Locke and the post-European enlightenment quest for modernity in Greece

  Iosipos Moisiodax (c.1725 - 1800) a highly controversial figure was the first eighteenth-century Greco-Bulgarian-Romanian intellectual in the Balkans to voice the ideas of the enlightenment in public forums, justifying his efforts with philosophical theorizing and using many of the ideas of John Locke. He made various wide-ranging pronouncements in favour of cultural change leading to Greek modernity which...

Author(s): Angelo Nicolaides

  • Article Number: EB482171971