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Calvet, Louis-Jean 1942-

Overview
Works: 268 works in 885 publications in 5 languages and 9,994 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Publishing director, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Director
Classifications: P85.B33, B
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Most widely held works by Louis-Jean Calvet
Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first biography of Roland Barthes - one of the most important European intellectuals of the postwar years. In a lively and engaging account of Barthes's life and work, Calvet follows the brilliant semiotician from his provincial origins to his sudden death in 1980. He describes Barthes's move to Paris as a child, where he lived with his mother in modest surroundings and constant hardship. He argues that the experience of having his academic prospects ruined by his illness at an early age remained a thorn in Barthes's flesh: until the end of his life his relationship with the academic world was never free of bitterness, even resentment. Calvet retraces his years in Paris, Bucharest and Alexandria after the war. During this period Barthes gained access to intellectual circles and experienced his decisive encounter with modern linguistics, particularly with "semiotics," which he helped to establish as a discipline through his work on everyday myths, fashion, and literature. Calvet discusses the whole range of Barthes's work as a critic and literary theorist, and demonstrates his tremendous importance and influence in the second half of the twentieth century. Thoughtful and sensitive, this book provides a detailed portrait of Barthes's life, and a vivid reconstruction of the intellectual culture of postwar France. It will be welcomed by student sand researchers in literature, cultural studies, French Studies, and by anyone interested in the life and work of Roland Barthes
La sociolinguistique by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
34 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in French and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La sociolinguistique part des réalités sociales, des communautés, des groupes, et en étudie l'aspect linguistique
Linguistique et colonialisme; petit traité de glottophagie by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
37 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language wars and linguistic politics by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Non-linguistic conflicts are often projected on to language differences, and may be played out in the language policies of governments and other holders of power. This text deals broadly with this interaction of language issues and political process
La guerre des langues et les politiques linguistiques by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in French and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'argot by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faisant référence à des langages argotiques contemporains aussi bien que médiévaux, ce livre propose une analyse linguistique et sociologique des formes argotiques
Le Langage et la pensée by Noam Chomsky ( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réflexion sur les contributions linguistiques à l'étude de la pensée, par un des plus grands linguistes de notre siècle
Roland Barthes; un regard politique sur le signe by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
12 editions published in 1973 in French and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roland Barthes, 1915-1980 by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cette biographie "d'un homme qui n'en voulait pas" a suscité une vive polémique en France. Sans doute parce qu'elle ne nous "apprend rien de notable" sur les livres de l'auteur et qu'elle s'étend longuement sur les aléas de sa carrière et son rapport aux institutions (comme la précédente biographie de D. Eribon). A. Rinaldi, qui n'en manque jamais une, constate que Calvet, sans trop l'avoir voulu, aide le lecteur à se faire une idée de cette époque (marxisme + structuralisme + psychanalyse + sociologie + formalisme + maoïsme) de "haute préciosité". Fautes et coquilles (aggressives, p. 213, etc.)
Towards an ecology of world languages by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There are around 5,000 languages spoken across the world today, but the languages that coexist in our multilingual world have varied functions and fulfill various roles. Some are spoken by small groups, a village or a tribe; others, much less numerous, are spoken by hundreds of millions of speakers ... In this major book Louis-Jean Calvet, one of the foremost sociolinguists working today, develops an ecological approach to language in order to analyze the changing structure of the world language system. The ecological approach to language begins from actual linguistic practices and studies the relations between these practices and their social, political and economic environment. The practices which constitute languages, on the one hand, and their environment, on the other, form a linguistic ecosystem in which languages coexist, multiply and influence one another. Using a rich panoply of examples from across the world, Calvet elaborates the ecological approach and shows how it can shed light on the changing forms of language use in the world today."--Book cover
Histoire de l'ecriture by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in French and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une présentation des façons très diverses et souvent déroutantes dont l'humanité a développé un extraordinaire moyen de communication : l'écriture
Pour et contre Saussure : vers une linguistique sociale by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Langue, corps, société by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
11 editions published in 1979 in French and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La tradition orale by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les voix de la ville : introduction à la sociolinguistique urbaine by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les langues véhiculaires by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Politiques linguistiques by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 ans de chanson française by Chantal Brunschwig ( Book )
16 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in French and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sous forme de dictionnaire alphabétique. Plus de mille articles: chanteurs, titres de chansons, musiciens, salles de spectacle, cabarets, etc. Quelques artistes québécois importants. Chaque entrée comporte en général de 75 à 300 mots. Index des personnes, index des oeuvres, index des lieux
La production révolutionnaire : slogans, affiches, chansons by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
9 editions published in 1976 in French and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour une écologie des langues du monde by Louis-Jean Calvet ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in French and Galician and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les hommes pour communiquer adaptent leur pratique linguistique au milieu dans lequel ils se trouvent. Multipliant les exemples surprenants ou pittoresques, Louis-Jean Calvet montre que parler n'est pas si simple et que les langues, loin d'exister en soi comme le croient les linguistes ou les grammairiens, répondent à des demandes et à des situations en constante évolution
 
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Alternative Names
Calvet, Jean-Louis 1942-
Calvet, L.-J. 1942-
Calvet, L. J. (Louis Jean), 1942-
Calvet, Louis Jean
Calvet, Louis-Jean, 1942-
لويس جان كالفي، 1942-
カルヴェ, L. -J
カルヴェ, ルイ・ジャン
Languages
French (280)
English (24)
Spanish (2)
Italian (1)
Galician (1)
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