Monday, November 06, 2006

assignment for tuesday, nov. 7:
read pp. 4 - 10 in baraka

vocab: antithesis, Weltanschauung, ascendancy, arable, subservience, salient, nuance, mores, deification, tepid, pertinent

discussion questions:
how does baraka compare to cook in terms of the role of language's ability to "construct" reality? (p. 4, secnond paragraph, p. 6, second paragraph, p. 9, second paragraph)
is the last sentence in the first paragraph of p. 5 accurate? what are some exceptions?
what aspects of baraka's argument can still be seen today? speech? culture? etc?

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