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Relexification

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Relexification
Curated by: Evonne Davis, Emma Wilcox

73 Market St
Newark, NJ 07102
November 12th, 2011 - December 17th, 2011
Opening: November 12th, 2011 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.aferro.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
United States
EMAIL:  
edavis@aferro.org
PHONE:  
973 353 9533
OPEN HOURS:  
Th, Fri, Sat 12-6

DESCRIPTION

Relexification describes language changes that keep grammar intact but replace lexicon with the vocabulary of another language. Primarily used to discuss creoles, the concept is debated by linguists studying the formation of languages. Regardless of validity, the concept is reminscient of lost wax casting, and evokes the necessary substitutions, transfers and textual raiding of much current artmaking. What gets lost, or added, in the process of replicating an idea?

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