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Popular Speech

Adam Fox

in Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251032
eISBN:
9780191698019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251032.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the patterns of popular speech in 16th- and 17th-century England. There were numerous varieties of English in use in early modern England. English was enormously enriched and ... More


After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Michael S. Gorham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost to Putin and the emergence of new generations of Web technologies. The book begins from the ... More


Dialogue

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dialogue is a device of characterization, plot advancement, and setting reinforcement that helps keep a story’s pacing brisk while it supplies information or even non-viewpoint character motivation. ... More


Gender Construction as Acculturation

in The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses acculturation of eunuchs during the Byzantine period. Byzantine culture and society constructed a collective identity for its eunuchs, the result of which was something that ... More


Flutes That Talk

Dale A. Olsen

in World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter works with a concept that seems common in many animistic cultures, where flutes talk rather than produce music. Many flutists in European-derived cultures often refer to their ... More


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