On the relevance of irrelevance: celebrating the legacy of Valdis Juris Zeps

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
On the relevance of irrelevance: celebrating the legacy of Valdis Juris Zeps
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In the Journal:
Lituanus . 2018, vol. 64, no. 1, p. 90-99, 101
Keywords:
LT
Valdis Juris Zeps; Kalbotyra; Kalbininkai; Diaspora; Baltijos šalys; Kalba; Baltų kalbos; Latvių kalba; Lietuvių kalba; Kalbos vartojimas; Tyrinėjimai; Egidijus Aleksandravičius
EN
Valdis Juris Zeps; Linguistics; Linguists; Diaspora; Baltic States; Language; Baltic languages; Latvian language; Lithuanian language; Language use; Research; Egidijus Aleksandravičius
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe work of Latvian linguist, author, and scholar Valdis Juris Zeps covered a bewildering variety of topics in Baltic studies, linguistics, history, and literature before his untimely death in 1996. Citing interviews, personal memories, and anecdotes in addition to Zep's own research, the author aims to unify the broad themes of Zeps' research with his personal legacy and historical context. In addition to concerns of Latvian and Baltic linguistic situations and emigre linguistic communities, Zeps' humor and self-described irrelevance, as reflected through his work on the novel Keves dels Kurbads, significantly characterized his remarkable intellectual approach to language and culture, an inspiration and challenge to scholars of today. [From the publication]

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0024-5089
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