The usefulness of our conceptual proposition to reimagine Oceania through critical junctures can be illustrated through, and contrasted with, Appadurai's reference to the 'work of the imagination' associated with, and constitutive of, 'modernity' and the 'cultural dimension of globalization'--one of the key topics of the current era with which we began our introduction.
Where are the critical junctures located--in time and space--within the 'sea of islands' (Hau'ofa 1994)?
That is, we zoom in on concrete life worlds and cultural practices to detect the processes of (re)imagining provoked by, and negotiated through, the experience of critical junctures.
This special issue builds on a workshop of the Regional Group Oceania of the German Anthropological Association (GAA) that was held at the conference of the GAA in 2015, which in turn built on an exploratory symposium held at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012 (Critical Junctures in Asia and the Pacific).
Shaping the Political Arena: Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics in Latin America.
A comparative framework: how broadly applicable is a "rigorous" critical junctures framework?
Instead we shall concentrate on a few articulative aspects of intelligibility, and focus in particular upon the characteristic patterns of syllable juncture in English.
In linguistics, Trask defines juncture as "any phonetic feature whose presence signals the existence of a grammatical boundary.
Consider the following pairs, in which the phonemes are homophonous, but the degree of time spent on the juncture articulations serves to identify one or the other:
In all the above examples, clarity in distinguishing them is contingent upon the length of the approach vowel, and the resultant placement of the juncture consonant.
A similar treatment applies when the second element begins with a consonant(s), and the juncture is a cluster:
In the "keep sticking/keeps ticking" examples above, the juncture cluster consists of a bilabial plosive [p] followed by a sibilant fricative [s], then an alveolar plosive [t].