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Asking Questions: Using meaningful structures to imply ignorance

Robert Fiengo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208418
eISBN:
9780191695735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208418.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines a central phenomenon of language — the use of sentences to ask questions. Although there is a sizable literature on the syntax and semantics of interrogatives, the logic of ... More


Truth, etc.: Six Lectures on Ancient Logic

Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199568178
eISBN:
9780191702037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book is a study of ancient logic based upon the John Locke lectures given in Oxford. Its six chapters discuss the following: firstly, certain ancient ideas about truth; secondly, the ... More


Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What They Tell Us

Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, and Dunstan Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264607
eISBN:
9780191734366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264607.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

An important design feature of language is the use of productive patterns in inflection. In English, we have pairs such as ‘enjoy’ — ‘enjoyed’, ‘agree’ — ‘agreed’, and many others. On the basis of ... More


Greek Ethnic Terminology

P. M. Fraser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume is a contribution to the study of the ancient Greek vocabulary used to describe the local origins of individuals. It sheds light on ancient grammarians, and other ancient writers (many of ... More


Evidence for the Greek Accent

Philomen Probert

in Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys the evidence for ancient Greek accentuation, beginning with the interest in accents shown by ancient authors preceding or standing outside the main grammatical tradition relating ... More


A Brief History of Scholarship on the Greek Accent

Philomen Probert

in Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a concise survey of scholarship on ancient Greek accentuation from antiquity to the present. Topics included are the role of the ancient grammarians in making the first ... More


Life and Career

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Lowth's life and career on the basis of unpublished private documents: his correspondence, a memoir, his will. It depicts him as a clergyman with social aspirations for himself and his family, whose ... More


From the Fourth To the Seventh Century

Demetrios Bathrellos

in The Byzantine Christ: Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199258642
eISBN:
9780191602795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258643.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Provides the necessary historical and theological background for understanding the monothelite controversy of the 7th century and the Christology of St Maximus the Confessor. It presents the ... More


Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Andrew Wallace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book weaves a three-part story around the reception of a group of ancient poems in the grammar schools of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. First, it argues that the ancient Roman poet ... More


Roman Scholars on Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers how the Romans imagined that the earliest Latin speakers employed grammatical gender. From as early as Varro, scholars and grammarians occupied themselves with cataloguing the ... More


The Poet as Schoolbook

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies the glossed octavo editions in which Virgil was made available to English schoolboys during the last decades of the sixteenth century. It argues that an image of Virgil-as-master ... More


Erasmus Contra Luther

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter describes a debate between Erasmus and Luther, and concludes with the sensational literary and theological controversy that broke out between Erasmus and Luther in 1524. Luther was one ... More


The Latin Language

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius despises run-of-the-mill professional grammarians for their ignorance both of other disciplines and of Republican Latin, which furnished exceptions to their arbitrary rules. This attitude ... More


‘Shredis of sentence’: Imitation and Interpretation in Speke Parrot

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on Skelton's poem, Speke Parrot. The poem confronts Skelton's concern with the stability of poetic meaning, at a time when the question is given a new urgency by the linguistic ... More


Jodocus Badius Ascensius: The Making of a Name

Paul White

in Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter, by way of introduction, explores the life and work of Badius, drawing on judgements by his contemporaries and posterity. It introduces Badius via perspectives on the various roles he ... More


From Collecting Words to Writing Grammars: A Brief History of Ainu Linguistics

Kirsten Refsing

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the international history of research into Ainu linguistics. It particularly demonstrates how preoccupation with the genetic affiliations and distinct attributes of the Ainu ... More


Vowel length in the Latin–Romance transition

Michele Loporcaro

in Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199656554
eISBN:
9780191779749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656554.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Chapter 2 examines the loss of contrastive vowel length, based primarily on historical metalinguistic evidence combined with information from graphical notation and linguistic reconstruction provided ... More


Contraction of esse: Collection of Evidence

Giuseppe Pezzini

in Terence and the Verb ‘To Be’ in Latin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736240
eISBN:
9780191799907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736240.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The aim of this chapter is to collect the evidence for the contraction of esse in Latin (-st < est, -s(s) < es). After a general introduction to the phenomenon and a phonological overview, the ... More


Clear and dark /l/

Ranjan Sen

in Syllable and Segment in Latin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199660186
eISBN:
9780191748233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660186.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Evidence from grammarians and diachronic vowel colouring permits us to discern three surface phonological specifications of Latin /l/ at an early period: (i) [+back]: dark in codas (Pliny’s pleːnus), ... More


Suetonius and the Origin of Pantomime

T. P. Wiseman

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses an often-ignored fragment in Diomedes’ Ars grammatica, on the origin of pantomime, that has been disputed as deriving from either Suetonius’ Illustrious Men or his writing on ... More


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