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Calques

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels: A Study of their Texts and Language

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269885
eISBN:
9780191600449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269889.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An analysis of the use of calques as a translation feature in the Old Latin Gospels. Particular attention is given to revival of archaic formations in order to create words that are well‐formed ... More


The Formation of Middle Eastern Law

Chibli Mallat

in Introduction to Middle Eastern Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230495
eISBN:
9780191710926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230495.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses the development of Middle Eastern law from earliest times. It introduces the concepts of shari'a, fiqh, and qanun, which all mean ‘law’, and dwells on Islamic law as the ... More


Civil Law: Style and Substance

Chibli Mallat

in Introduction to Middle Eastern Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230495
eISBN:
9780191710926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230495.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses civil law, which is understood as the law of obligations and torts. The chapter follows through the two basic model codes which are represented by the Ottoman Majalla and the ... More


Greek: Language, Poets, Orators

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/9780199263196.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius freely admits Greek words, phrases, and quotations to his text, but generally in relation to Latin. He has much to say about translation from Greek into Latin, and the limits to its ... More


Anglicisms in Spanish

Steven N. Dworkin

in A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199541140
eISBN:
9780191741395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541140.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines Anglicisms, the most recent lexical stratum in Spanish. Most such items entered Spanish only after 1950. In the contemporary language, English constitutes the most frequent ... More


The impact of Gallo-Romance on the Spanish lexicon

Steven N. Dworkin

in A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199541140
eISBN:
9780191741395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541140.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter studies French and Provençal loanwords. Most medieval Gallo-Romance loans reflect spheres of activity in which France predominated over its neighbors in the Iberian Peninsula. In some ... More


The Problem of Meaning

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

Missionaries and Indian elites cooperated in translating the gospel message into the indigenous languages. They faced an inevitable trade-off between fidelity to Christian orthodoxy and ... More


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