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Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France: From Nuances to Impertinence

Edward Nye

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160120
eISBN:
9780191673788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160120.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Linguistic’ theories in the 18th century are also theories of literature and art, and it is probably better, therefore, to think of them as ‘aesthetic’ theories. As such, they are answers to the ... More


Greek Reinterpretation of Iranian Names by Folk Etymology

RÜdiger Schmitt

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the interpretation of Iranian names in Greek by so-called folk etymology. It explains that folk etymology is the phenomenon by which a personal name is assimilated according to ... More


John Camden Hotten

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines John Camden Hotten's Slang Dictionary, which was published in five volumes between 1859-1874, and republished thereafter for many years. Hotten's was a dictionary of the people ... More


Geoffrey Hill: A ‘Question of Value’

David‐Antoine Williams

in Defending Poetry: Art and Ethics in Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583546
eISBN:
9780191595295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583546.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates Geoffrey Hill's abiding concern with the equation of semantic and ethical recognition, his experience of language as an arena in which our ethical being is both menaced and ... More


British Academy Lectures 2013-14

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780197265864
eISBN:
9780191772016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265864.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over music, psychology, history, ... More


On the development of prepositions

Pietro Bortone

in Greek Prepositions: From Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556854
eISBN:
9780191721571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556854.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 3 considers the historical development of adpositions. It traces the origin of cases in postpositions, and of adpositions, from nouns, verbs, adjectives, or more complex phrases. The ... More


Introduction

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter considers the scope of the history of thinking about genius. It first traces the etymology and definitions of the word “genius.” Etymologically and culturally speaking, the ... More


Dioscuri

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the divine twins, the “Dioscuri,” to which Helen is variously related in the mythology. After reviewing the evidence for the theft of Helen and her rescue by the Dioscuri, the ... More


Onomastics

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The meaning of names, interpreted as their etymology, has been an object of fascination since antiquity. This interest underlies traditional onomastics, but systematic study of names has also brought ... More


Gellius the Etymologist: Gellius' Etymologies and Modern Etymology

Franco Cavazza

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius often discusses questions of etymology, sometimes following other writers' work, sometimes apparently offering suggestions of his own. This chapter employs source-criticism to isolate ... More


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