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Christopher Potts

in The Logic of Conventional Implicatures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273829
eISBN:
9780191706653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273829.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter enters the expressive dimension, focusing on epithets, swears, and Japanese honorifics. These items are quite different from supplements (Chapter 4), but they are intimately connected to ... More


Choreia and the Musical Text

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the notion of χορεία, according to Plato’s usage of the term, as the proper, restored rubric within which to understand the rhythm and harmony of ancient Greek poetry in both ... More


The ‘Choral Signifier’: The Shaping of Homeric Speech

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the influence of a performance mode depicted by Homer — Demodocus the singer surrounded by a dancing circle — upon the phonological and semantic features of Homeric verse. A ... More


The Lyric Orchestra

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter applies the new theory of the accent in a choral analysis of lyric verse. The first section, ‘The Lord of the Dance’, calls attention to a new relationship between the poet and his ... More


Genocidal Language Games 1

Tirrell Lynne

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the role played by derogatory terms (e.g. ‘inyenzi’ or cockroach, ‘inzoka’ or snake) in laying the social groundwork for the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. The ... More


Mapping Ethnography

Joseph E. Skinner

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793600
eISBN:
9780199979677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter demonstrates the relatively high levels of interest in and engagement with a wide variety of foreign or mythical peoples in the years prior to the Persian Wars. It then goes on to ... More


Homer

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Homer is hard not to read as a unified and intelligible author. However, it is difficult to avoid feeling at the same time that the Homeric poems are, to some degree, falling apart. Similar phrases ... More


Some Greek Influences on English Poetry

KENNETH HAYNES

in English Literature and Ancient Languages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212125
eISBN:
9780191718663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines aspects of the language of English poetry that have been inspired by ancient language, particularly, Greek. It discusses several aspects of the Greek language — compound ... More


Further Differences between English (Germanic) and Italian (Romance)

Guglielmo Cinque

in The Syntax of Adjectives: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014168
eISBN:
9780262289306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014168.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter discusses three additional differences between English (Germanic) and Italian (Romance). These include epithets with prenominal and postnominal adjectives; idiomatic readings with ... More


Religious Registers

ANDREAS WILLI

in The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215102
eISBN:
9780191718915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215102.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Register’ is the linguistic code that is used in the creation of text that belongs to a ‘genre’. In other words, register is the signifiant (e.g., the language used in a culinary recipe), ‘genre’ ... More


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