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Phrase and Figure

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the characteristic features of Indo-European poetry. Poets who write in a tradition — having been trained in the style and techniques proper to that tradition — do not strive ... More


Investigating English Phraseology with Two Tools: NSM and Google

Anna Wierzbicka

in Experience, Evidence, and Sense: The Hidden Cultural Legacy of English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368000
eISBN:
9780199867653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368000.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses experience of comparing the conclusions drawn from the semantic analysis of selected collocations (combining sense with an adjective) with the results of Google searches that ... More


Seventeenth Century: Consolidation

Ann Moss

in Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159087
eISBN:
9780191673474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159087.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

For Latin vocabulary, phraseology, and style, the commonplace-book remained in the 17th century as important a source as ever it had been in the preceding century. However, some features in the ... More


Elegy and Its Traditional Possibilities

R. Scott Garner

in Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199757923
eISBN:
9780199895281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757923.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After summarizing the evidence for the oral performance of early Greek poetry in general, Chapter 1 represents an initial investigation into the possibilities that existed for the employment of ... More


Formulas in Early Greek Elegy

R. Scott Garner

in Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199757923
eISBN:
9780199895281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757923.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Given the structuring properties discovered for archaic Greek elegy in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 proceeds to demonstrate that such structuring tendencies were used to great benefit by elegists for the ... More


Epic Correption or “Traditional” Correption?

R. Scott Garner

in Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199757923
eISBN:
9780199895281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757923.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates that the formulaic possibilities discovered in previous chapters for early Greek elegy were actively at work during the archaic period rather than existing as an already ... More


The Dark Ages

Anna Vaninskaya

in William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641499
eISBN:
9780748651672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641499.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the eliciting of laws of social evolution during the second half of the nineteenth century. It points out that grand schemes of evolution should have solid reference points, and ... More


Electronic Lexicography

Sylviane Granger and Magali Paquot (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book introduces the rapidly evolving field of electronic lexicography. The aim is to provide a wide overview of the full process of electronic dictionary production and present some of the ... More


Prototypes and Norms

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the relationship between word meanings as events and word meanings as potentials. It also discusses the relationship between meaning potentials and phraseology, and shows how ... More


Introduction: Electronic lexicography—from challenge to opportunity

Sylviane Granger

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter contains a general introduction to the field of electronic lexicography and gives an overview of the contents of the volume. The first section introduces the different dimensions of the ... More


Corpus evidence and electronic lexicography

Patrick Hanks

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

Corpus evidence opens up radical possibilities for lexicography. Traditional dictionaries tend to distort meaning because they pay insufficient attention to phraseology. Corpus evidence provides ... More


Metonymy, <i>Gifre</i>, <i>Grædig</i>, and a Devouring-the-Dead Theme

Heather Maring

in Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 2 describes how Anglo-Saxon poets made use of the metonymy of traditional phraseology and oral-connected themes (multiforms) by exploring the “devouring-the-dead” theme in Beowulf, Soul and ... More


The Broader Picture

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book has explored how people use words to make meanings, and has proposed a new approach to analyzing and representing the lexicon of a language that involves identifying salient collocations ... More


Do Word Meanings Exist?

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines what words mean, how word meaning relates to word use, and whether words do in fact have meaning at all. It argues that, strictly speaking, words in isolation have meaning ... More


Intertextuality: Literature and the Exploitation of Norms

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines how creative writers exploit the lexical and other norms of the English language and create new ones, as well as the language they leave behind to be used by subsequent ... More


The Fragmentation of the Sorai School and the Crisis of Authenticity: Hattori Nankaku and Dazai Shundai

in Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761574
eISBN:
9780804776394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761574.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the different solutions that the disciples of Sorai offered to the contradictions they found between authentic emotions and highly formalized modes of literary expression. It ... More


John Palsgrave as a sixteenth-century contrastive linguist

Gabriele Stein

in Word Studies in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807377
eISBN:
9780191844997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807377.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

John Palsgrave is the first English lexicographer known by name. As a teacher of French to Henry VIII’s sister Mary, he set himself the task to ‘reduce the French language to rule’. His ... More


Words of Thieves

Jean Winand

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies how scribes handled the testimonies given during the trials related to the Great Tomb Robbery case at the end of Egypt’s Twentietn Dynasty. Some stylistic uniformization took ... More


The Great Master

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter offers vignettes of the personality, career, and educational philosophy and mission of two eminent Indian educationists J.P.Naik and Anil Bordia who made significant contribution to ... More


From English to French: The Making of New Words

Valérie Saugera

in Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190625542
eISBN:
9780190625573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625542.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter presents a brief history of the contact of French with English, from 18th-century Anglomania to the global English of the turn of the 21st century, in order to contextualize the ... More


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