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  Vernacular Architecture of the World - Great Buildings Online
Danish Vernacular House, by Vernacular, at Denmark, --.
Norwegian Farmhouse, by Vernacular, at Norway, 1200 to 1900.
Norwegian Storehouse, by Vernacular, at Norway, 1200 to 1900.
www.greatbuildings.com /types/styles/vernacular.html   (760 words)

 Vernacular - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The vernacular is the native language of a country or locality.
The vernacular is also often contrasted with a liturgical language (in Linguistics, the relationship between these "High" and "Low" languages or varieties of a language is referred to as diglossia).
Language can blur into vernacular architecture, where the local vernacular is sometimes reflected in the form of the styles of naive/vernacular typography and hand lettering seen on signs and shopfronts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vernacular   (308 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Vernacular Architecture
Vernacular architecture can be difficult to define and is often characterized by what it is not: it is not high-style design created by professional architects and based on academic or theoretical principles.
Vernacular architecture tends to be commonplace and to reflect the everyday life and experience of people within a culture or region.
Vernacular architecture often embodied a strong sense of craftsmanship and an understanding of building materials and techniques adapted to accommodate daily needs and experience.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?path=/Folklife/General&id=h-1116   (740 words)

 ICOMOS Charter on the built vernacular heritage
The built vernacular heritage is important; it is the fundamental expression of the culture of a community, of its relationship with its territory and, at the same time, the expression of the world's cultural diversity.
The vernacular embraces not only the physical form and fabric of buildings, structures and spaces, but the ways in which they are used and understood, and the traditions and the intangible associations which attach to them.
Interventions to vernacular structures should be carried out in a manner which will respect and maintain the integrity of the siting, the relationship to the physical and cultural landscape, and of one structure to another.
www.international.icomos.org /charters/vernacular_e.htm   (869 words)

 Vernacular literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vernacular literature is literature written in the vernacular - the speech of the "common people".
In this context, vernacular literature appeared during the Middle Ages; among the earliest European vernacular literature include Irish literature, Anglo-Saxon literature and Gothic literature.
The Italian poet Dante Alighieri, in his De vulgari eloquentia, was possibly the first European writer to argue cogently for the promotion of literature in the vernacular.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vernacular_literature   (325 words)

The official decline of the vernacular conception of Christian life in favor of one organized around pastoral care is complex and drawn-out process constituting the background for a set of consistent shifts in the language and institutional development of the West.
And this vernacular, be it the ordinary colloquial, a trade idiom, the language of prayer, the craft jargon, the language of basic accounts, the language of venery or of age (for example, baby talk) was learned on the side, as part of meaningful everyday life.
Vernacular spreads by practical use; it is learned from people who mean what they say and who say what they mean to the person they address in the context of everyday life.
www.oikos.org /illichvernacular.htm   (20503 words)

 Exploring Language: Vernacular English [English Online]
Vernacular English is associated with varieties of English that are normally spoken, not written.
Many observers are familiar with the way some children regularly use vernacular English in an adventure playground and standard English at school, already demonstrating their ability to make language choices depending on the social situation.
Because the vernacular has not been codified as standard English has, there is no body of literature that warns of possible errors when we use the vernacular.
english.unitecnology.ac.nz /resources/resources/exp_lang/vernacular.html   (970 words)

 Species Selection Information System
Vernacular systems can provide outsiders a language to communicate with local land users, especially regarding agricultural management and resource tenure.
Vernacular systems can also provide technicians and scientists insight into natural resource management systems that can prove valuable in inventorying and developing local resources.
In semi-arid California the vernacular system of Malibu encompasses only one soil, the infamous "Malibu blue clay" (called Diablo soils under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), system) that limits building development and reduces property values because septic-tank drainage-fields are not allowed on that soil.
forages.oregonstate.edu /is/ssis/main.cfm?PageID=168   (210 words)

 Teaching Vernacular Architecture at the George Washington University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The vernacular field has certainly seemed to benefit from the upsurge in interest in the study of American material culture so that as the visibility of everyday artifacts has improved within the scholarly community, so too has the standing of vernacular architecture.
The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF), the learned society formed expressly to advance research on the topic, was founded at GW in 1979, and the university served as the site of the organization's first annual meeting.
Vernacular architecture, and the methodical innovations fostered through the recent study of vernacular architecture, thus form integral aspects of the format.
www.georgetown.edu /crossroads/vernarch.html   (3045 words)

 The New Vernacular | Linux Journal
Vernacular is a term borrowed since the 1850s by architectural historians from linguists, who used it to mean the native language of a region....It means common in all three senses of the word--widespread, ordinary and beneath notice.
In terms of architecture, vernacular buildings are seen as the opposite of whatever is academic, high style, polite.
Vernacular is everything not designed by professional architects--in other words, most of the world's buildings....Vernacular building traditions have the attention span to incorporate generational knowledge about long-term problems such as maintaining and growing a building over time.
www.linuxjournal.com /article.php?sid=4553   (1863 words)

 Boston University Art Gallery - In the Vernacular: Everyday Photographs from the Rodger Kingston Collection
Despite the possibility of misinterpretation, the term, "vernacular" is purposefully used in the exhibition to generate multiple associations.
In the Vernacular: Everyday Photographs from the Rodger Kingston Collection, hopes to frame the photographs presented in a historical and cultural context that encourages viewers to contemplate how photography is enmeshed in their own histories and their own individual lives.
With this project, the Boston University Art Gallery is in the unique position of being on the forefront of vernacular photography studies, and we are thrilled at the prospect of contributing something new to the scholarship.
www.bu.edu /art/webPages/VernExhibRelease.html   (795 words)

 creativity/machine » mapping vernacular creativity v. 0.1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the study, vernacular creativity describes creative practices that emerge from highly particular and non-elite social contexts and communicative conventions, mediated and transformed when brought into relationship with digital distribution, consumption and network technologies.
In settling on the term ‘vernacular creativity’, my intention is not to create neologisms, but to find a comprehensible terminology adequate to signify the conceptual territory of this study.
The most familiar meaning of the term vernacular is that of vernacular speech, thought, or expression, usually applied to the native speech of a populace as against the official language (for example, English in the Middle Ages), but now used to distinguish everyday language from institutional of official modes of expression.
hypertext.rmit.edu.au /~burgess/2005/03/26/mapping-vernacular-creativity-v-01   (1053 words)

We are all aware of the disastrous way in which the world’s plant and animal species are declining, and that by causing extinction on a massive scale we are depriving ourselves and our successors, not just of the wonders of nature, but of as yet unknown benefits to humankind.
The vernacular architectures of the world are in a sense similar to natural species and they are just as hard pressed by crude industrialization.
Vernacular buildings are not precisely the same as natural species, in that while a plant is lost for ever when it becomes extinct, we can (up to a point) recreate destroyed artifacts ­ provided that they have been recorded.
www.arplus.com /book/reviews/vern.htm   (808 words)

 The Catholic Biblical Association of America
Nevertheless, the council's declaration that the Vulgate was authentic led to a misconception that all vernacular translations were to be made from the Vulgate and not from the original texts.
This was the decision that the C.D.F. told the Congregation for Worship to have the bishops reverse.
This is a significant development since the Rules of the Index in 1564, which left approval of vernacular translations exclusively to the local bishop or inquisitor--a position maintained by Barnabò in 1868 and Tisserant in 1942.
studentorg.cua.edu /cbib/fog.cfm   (3059 words)

The cradle of Croatian vernacular literature and culture was on the Adriatic coast where the Slavic tribes settled down next to the preserved Roman population in the seventh century, creating a Roman-Slavic symbiosis in subsequent centuries.
This matter is of particular relevance to historians of medieval culture because the Croatian language was the first-born vernacular in the Slavic world, and among the earliest vernacular codifications in the neo-Latin community.
Nevertheless the major characteristics, standards, and ideals of the Croatian vernacular and its literature stand in sharp contrast to the Old Church Slavonic and later Church Slavonic literary tradition of the Orthodox Slavs, which was based on Byzantine linguistic and literary models.
www.studiacroatica.com /jcs/28/2801.htm   (8388 words)

 Ivan Illich: Vernacular Values
But the example of a poor society that enhances modern subsistence by vernacular work should be rather attractive to jobless males in a rich society now condemned, like their women to social reproduction in an expanding shadow economy.
The child of one's slave and of one's wife, the donkey born of one's own beast, were vernacular beings, as was the staple that came from the garden or the commons.
In the new dispensation, the poor are no longer those who survive by their vernacular activities because they have only marginal or no access to the market.
www.preservenet.com /theory/Illich/Vernacular.html   (20739 words)

 vernacular - definition by dict.die.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality.
His skill the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue.
Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted.
dict.die.net /vernacular   (88 words)

 Black English Vernacular (Ebonics) and Educability
The Oakland Public Unified School Board's recent attention to Ebonics, or Black English Vernacular, as one of the main causes of the scholastic shortcomings of Black youth has opened yet another controversial chapter in an ongoing national debate on the educability (that is, the ability to learn) of Black youth in America's inner cities.
Different renditions of a parent Black English Vernacular conceivably have existed among the younger generations of Blacks residing in northern urban environments of the United States ever since large migrations of Blacks from the rural South began in the first half of the twentieth century.
To equate this vernacular with slang, as though it were merely an unsystematic and casual form of communication, is not only scientifically inaccurate, but also psychologically denigrating to its speakers.
www.aawc.com /ebonicsarticle.html   (4860 words)

 J A A R S: Vernacular Media Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Vernacular media specialists help Wycliffe and national translators use media tools that are culturally appropriate.
With this foundation and the hard work and persistence of a few key players, the Lord began to throw open the door for VMS to become the fastest growing department at JAARS.
Of these, 53 are serving in a Vernacular Media position in various countries with Wycliffe, and 28 are serving with other missions.
www.jaars.org /vern.shtml   (486 words)

 Vernacular Media Strategies
By means of vernacular media, non-readers can be included in the development of their language and the acquisition of new information.
Vernacular media can play a valuable role in serving people in geographically remote locations, raising the prestige of the local language, aiding in the transition to or from the Language of Wider Communication, and in motivating new readers.
SIL vernacular media teams are able to guide local producers to ensure that media materials are culturally relevant, address local felt needs, and fit the local cultural format.
www.sil.org /sociolx/media.html   (387 words)

 Vernacular Architecture
Vernacular architecture refers to structures built of local materials in a functional style devised to meet the needs of common people in their time and place.
Vernacular structures were built by people not schooled in any kind of formal architectural design.
Describe how they fit into the definition of vernacular and tell where they are located.
www.uen.org /utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=6091   (499 words)

 Reading Online: International Perspectives -- Vernacular Education in Papua New Guinea
One significant aspect of the education reform in PNG is the focus on the use of vernacular languages in elementary and primary schools.
If vernacular literacies are those literacy practices that are traditional, indigenous, and tied to the “diverse cultural processes of communities” (Camitta, quoted in Herbert and Robinson, 1999, p.
Papua New Guinea is unique in its approach to vernacular literacy education, in that all 850 languages, which are mostly oral languages, are “official languages”; in the context of elementary education.
www.readingonline.org /international/honan   (3515 words)

 Vernacular Architecture in the British Isles
Pattison, I.R., Pattison, D.S., and Alcock, N.W. (eds.), A Bibliography of Vernacular Architecture 1977- 1989 (1992).
The Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group publishes studies and a journal: contents listed online.
Vernacular Architecture (journal published by the Vernacular Architecture Group).
www.building-history.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /Style/Vernacular.htm   (848 words)

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