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Introduction

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/9780199280759.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Indo-European peoples, languages, and language groups. It then considers sources and methods for the study of Indo-European poetics, ... More


The Neuter S‐stem Nouns

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The neuter s-stem nouns constitute one of the best established word formation categories in the Indo-European languages and it is certain that they are deep-rooted in the parent language itself. The ... More


Sir William Jones

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter defines and considers the four dominant themes to Sir William Jones's work: his study of Sanskrit and his formulation of the family of Indo-European languages; his project for a digest ... More


Professor Sir Harold Bailey: An appreciation*

Ilya Gershevitch

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter details the life and career of Sir Harold Bailey. It also describes the contents of his library. Bailey joined the Ancient India and Iran Trust in order to secure a permanent home for ... More


Oral Power and Europhone Glory: Orature, Literature, and Stolen Legacies

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiongʼo

in Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the three traditions in imaginative verbal production in Africa. The first tradition is that of the linguistic agent, the one who, no matter what the standpoint of his ... More


Modern Languages and Linguistics

Rebecca Posner

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The establishment of the honour school of Modern Languages at Oxford University, in 1903, took place in a period which witnessed innovations in language study all over Europe. These were related in ... More


Introdution

Manfred Görlach

in English in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273102
eISBN:
9780191706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273102.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book. The sixteen chapter are a complement to the Dictionary of European Anglicisms and the Annotated Bibliography of European Anglicisms, all ... 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


Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Laurent Dubreuil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relationship between power and language has been a central theme in critical theory for decades now, yet there is still much to be learned about the sheer force of language in the world in which ... More


Language and the Media in Africa: Between the Old Empire and the New

Alamin Mazrui

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Peter Mwaura, former director of the School of Journalism of the University of Nairobi, has argued that ‘if the communication media [in Africa] are to be part of our culture as indeed all effective ... More


The Cultural Construction of Reading in Anglo-Saxon England

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

To move from Augustine's Confessions to the Old English ræd and rædan means encountering quite different conventions of culture, language, and literacy. This chapter suggests that it becomes easier ... More


Introduction: The ‘Poverty’ of Words

Alison Lumsden

in Walter Scott and the Limits of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641536
eISBN:
9780748651610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641536.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introductory chapter discusses Walter Scott and his works, which draw not only on the Scottish language, but also on many European languages. It studies the extent Scott's novels serve as a ... More


The Hebrew Reclamation: Myth and Reality

Ghil'ad Zuckermann

in Revivalistics: From the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780199812776
eISBN:
9780190097042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199812776.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces an original analysis of the Hebrew reclamation, resulting in ‘Israeli’, a term first used by Zuckermann (1999). A language is a col-lect-ion, an abstract ensemble of lects ... More


Orienting Tonality

Thomas Christensen

in Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626925
eISBN:
9780226627083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627083.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter widens our view to look at tonalities outside of Europe. The various scale systems of Arabic and Indian music that European scholars were discovering in the nineteenth century, with all ... More


Knowledge of Foreign Languages among Eighteenth-Century Polish Jews

Daniel Stone

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the knowledge of foreign language among eighteenth-century Jews. Polish Jews were not isolated in the eighteenth century or in previous centuries. They inhabited an ... More


Word Order Change

Ana Maria Martins and Adriana Cardoso (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a collection of thirteen detailed studies on word order change within the framework of diachronic generative syntax. An initial chapter contextualizes them and introduces the theme in ... More


Indo-European Linguistics

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Understanding the “Aryan problem” requires acquaintance with general and historical linguistics. Words similar in phonetic shape and meaning may accidentally exist in different languages. Proving ... More


Politeness distinctions in personal pronouns: A case study on competing motivations

Johannes Helmbrecht

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Most European languages display politeness distinctions in personal pronouns similar to the one between the second‐person singular address pronouns tu (2SG) and vous (2SG.HON) in French. The goal of ... More


Changing Sides: East/West Travesties in Lionel Baier’s Comme des voleurs (à l’est)

Kris Van Heuckelom

in East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694150
eISBN:
9781474408592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes as its point of departure the Francophone Swiss road movie Comme des voleurs (à l’est)/Stealth (Lionel Baier, 2006), a film which – for a variety of reasons – seems to be quite ... More


Vernacular Rhetorics

Peter Mack

in A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199597284
eISBN:
9780191804588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199597284.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses rhetoric texts in vernacular languages. It tries to give a sense both of national characteristics and of pan-European trends, and comments on the most important texts. It ... More


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