The Architectures of Babel
Creation, Extinctions and Intercessions in the Languages of the Global World

Edited by Tiziana Migliore e Paolo Fabbri

2011, cm 15 x 23, xxiv-154 pp.

ISBN: 9788822260963

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Gathered here are the contributions of the second edition of I Dialoghi di San Giorgio, organized by the Giorgio Cini Foundation on the topic Architectures of Babel. Linguists, semiologists, philosophers, sociologists, scientists and poets discuss the mediating role of languages in integration and clash of cultures, ethnic groups and religions. Also investigated is the mutation of languages, which today are more and more syncretisms of words, graphs, numbers, images, rather than verbal systems.