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Neography: Unconventional Spelling in French SMS Text Messages

Jacques Anis

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The abbreviated and often nonstandard orthography and grammar used in SMS messages have provoked the ire of language purists in France. This chapter presents a systematic linguistic analysis of ... More


Definitions

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Definitions have often thought to be crucial to the debate over the analytic/synthetic distinction. They have seemed to provide clear examples of synonymy which are well-entrenched in scientific and ... More


Soviet Yiddish word-formation

Gennady Estraikh

in Soviet Yiddish: Language-Planning and Linguistic Development

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184799
eISBN:
9780191674365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184799.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses some significant features and types of Soviet Yiddish word-formation. Under the influence of Russian, Soviet Yiddish widely utilized univerbalization, that is, compressing a ... More


On Non-integrated Vocabulary in the Mixed-language Accounts of St Paul’s Cathedral, 1315–1405

Laura Wright

in Latin in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266083
eISBN:
9780191851476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Accounts of institutions and private individuals between the Norman Conquest and about 1500 were routinely written in a non-random mixture of Medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English. If the ... More


Excerpts from the Abbreviation

‘Abd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad ibn ‘Alī al-Sha‘rānī

in Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This section presents excerpts from the English text of The Abbreviation of Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs. ʻAbd al-Wahhāb al-Shaʻrānī first talks about how he ... More


Contraction of esse: Phonological Analysis and Historical Appraisal

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/9780198736240.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The aim of this chapter is to discuss the nature of the contraction of esse and evaluate its use in Latin. The chapter begins with a phonological analysis: contracted spellings are not abbreviations ... More


The devil’s handwriting

Hugo Bowles

in Dickens and the Stenographic Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829072
eISBN:
9780191872648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829072.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides a technical analysis of Brachygraphy, with a focus on the writing of shorthand. It begins with a description of Gurney’s symbols and arbitrary characters (section 2.1), drawing ... More


Phonological form and abridgments

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter outlines the essential phonological structure of words that will be of crucial importance in subsequent chapters, and begins a discussion of word abridgements. The prosodic hierarchy is ... More


The Letters as a Corpus

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

in In Search of Jane Austen: The Language of the Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199945115
eISBN:
9780199398447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945115.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The letters attested are classified into different types, ranging from formal business letters to the highly informal letters addressed to Cassandra. Formality of style is expected to correlate with ... More


The Practice of Translation: Abbreviated and Paraphrased Psalters

Annie Sutherland

in English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198726364
eISBN:
9780191793257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726364.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Chapter 4 focuses on abbreviated and paraphrased versions of the Middle English psalms and suggests that there is a ‘nexus’ of connections between them and contemporary translations of the complete ... More


Tria Sunt (After 1256, Before 1400)

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0041
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Tria sunt (‘There are three things...’), a comprehensive treatise on the Latin arts of prose and poetry. In addition to different kinds of poetry and prose, Tria sunt deals ... More


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