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Prof. Bloch Defines Term'La
A language is a structural but
mutable system of traditional ha-
bits, common to a society, of res-
ponding to culturally classified
situations by vocal acts, either co-
vert or overt, used to induce vicar-
ious experience in the listener or
to evoke further response in those
who perform them and in other
members of the society who ob-
This is the definition Prof. Ber-
nard Bloch of Yale University gave
to the elusive term which all lin-
guists have sought to define sat-
* * *
SPEAKING TO the Linguistic
Institute yesterday, Prof. Bloch
declared it is almost impossible to
give a "dictionary" type definition cribe it o
to "language." One would do bet- word "tra
ter to characterize what language to indica
is, he said. impulsive
Criticizing earlier definitions
of language as being too vague
in certain terms, or being gen-
erally inadequate, Prof. Bloch
proposed his definition step-by-
step, showing how it was specific
He stressed the importance of
such words as "structural," "tra-
ditional," "vocal" and "covert."
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BY "STRUCTURAL" Prof. Bloch
meant a system which exists whe-
ther a linguist comes along to des-
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nguage Harvard ProJ
r not. He chose to use the "Reading poetry is not an or-
ditional" in his definition deal," Harvard Prof. John Ciardi,
te that language is non- '39 Grad., said yesterday.
but has to be learned by Speaking before a capacity au-
;on from his environment. dience in the Architecture Audi-
ecessary to use the desig- torium for the second lecture of
,ocal' to distinguish lan- the course in contemporary arts
om such other forms of in society, Ciardi said that too
systems such as writing, many people regard poetry in en-
als and the language of tirely the wrong manner.
Prof. Bloch explained. "Instead of merely reading
condary systems are de- poetry to derive pleasure from it,
n language." many people spoil the beauty of
pulating that language a poem by struggling to find all
covert as well as overt, sorts of subtle meanings," Ciardi
ch indicated that some- added.
guage goes on within one
thout a hearer. POETRY HAS PASSED from a
1 this 'thinking'," he said. process of inhalation to one of
excogitation," he lamented. Ex-
panding on this, Ciardi said that
the Italians never have to study
the opera, just as American young-
sters never have to study the ma-
jor league teams to know what's
going on in baseball.
--- "I regard poetry as a form of
D~Us human behavior," the poet de-
clared. It is regrettable that it
is in the process of becoming a
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"Why is it that many people
shy away from the reading of
poetry?" Ciardi asked. "One pos-
sible reason is that we now grow
up in a 'nuts and bolts world'
which inhibits the reading of
ANOTHER possibility might be
that people feel poets are just too
abstruse, or not clear enough in
what they are saying. The trou-
ble here, Ciardi conjectured,
might be that there is "a buzzing
in the listener's ear, rather than
a frog in the speaker's throat."
To alleviate this possibility, and
to make the ieading of poetry more
enjoyable, Ciardi suggested sev-
eral rules that the reader observe:
stop trying to "cross-examine" the
poem; never read poetry as an
exercise in reading speed; read
it aloud; judge the poem by the
poet's intention; keep in mind
that poetry is sentiment, not
sentimentality; remember that
not agreeing with a poem does not
make it a bad one; and realize
that it is more beneficial to read
poetry than to judge it.
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