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Introduction: Archaeology, Linguistics, and the Andean Past: A Much-Needed Conversation

DAVID BERESFORD-JONES and PAUL HEGGARTY

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This volume is a collection which includes the text of papers presented at the September 2008 Cambridge Symposium on Archaeology and Linguistics in the Andes. The Cambridge symposium sought to bring ... More


The Hebrew Language

J. A. Emerton

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the second of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It summarizes some developments in the study of the Hebrew language of the biblical period that have taken place since the years ... More


Reconstructing Language History

D. Gary Miller

in Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I: Approaches, Methodology, and Sound Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583423
eISBN:
9780191723438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583423.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Since all language history is reconstructed in varying degrees, methodology is of paramount importance. Four methods are discussed: (1) internal reconstruction from synchronic alternations; (2) ... More


Conclusion

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses that the book tried to place Edmund Spenser in the context of different and coexisting conceptions of the past, particularly those influenced by religious, nationalistic, and ... More


Language of Origin

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The English language has a unique history, the result of successive invasions and population change in the British Isles and the global dispersion of English speakers. This history has created a ... More


Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians

Shane Lief and John McCusker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496825896
eISBN:
9781496825933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825896.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book represents the very first publication to explore how Native American traditions have influenced the history of New Orleans music over the past three centuries, specifically how this ... More


Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Mary Hayes and Allison Burkette (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice consists of commissioned chapters, each of which focuses on an issue relevant to teaching the History of the English ... More


From Old English to World Englishes

Benjamin A. Saltzman

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the incorporation of World Englishes into a History of the English Language (HEL) course, addressing questions about how to grapple with the geographical and geopolitical ... More


Scouse: A Social and Cultural History

Tony Crowley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318399
eISBN:
9781846317781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317781
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Nowhere in Britain is more closely associated with a form of language than Liverpool. Yet the history of language in Liverpool has been obscured by misrepresentation and myth–making, and narratives ... More


Women in the history of German language studies: ‘That subtle influence for which women are best suited’?

Nicola McLelland

in Women in the History of Linguistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a history of women in the study of the German language, from sparse early evidence, to their first public forays as translators and poets, as learners and as teachers—successful ... More


Introduction

John Gallagher

in Learning Languages in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198837909
eISBN:
9780191874505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837909.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The introduction argues for the importance of language-learning and multilingualism in the history of early modern England. English-speakers who ventured beyond Dover could not rely on English and ... More


History and the flux of time

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter engages in detail with Johnson’s reading of time and language in the Dictionary, as well as embedding it within contemporary readings of time (and its desired control). If languages, for ... More


Place Names as Evidence in the History of Scots

W. F. H. Nicolaisen

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on place names as evidence in the history of Scots. Specifically, it examines whether the place-name evidence contemporary with the lexical materials contained in the Dictionary ... More


Language History

Leonard Neidorf

in The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705113
eISBN:
9781501708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter assesses the particular language quirks of Beowulf’s transmission. The failure of the scribes to comprehend the language of Beowulf would not be relevant to the transmission of the text ... More


Between Science and Romanticism: The Deutsches Wörterbuch of the Brothers Grimm

Volker Harm

in The Whole World in a Book: Dictionaries in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190913199
eISBN:
9780190913229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913199.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Harm examines conflicting methods and philosophies that shaped the Deutsches Wörterbuch (DWB), particularly in its early stages under the leadership of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, but also under ... More


What Has Beowulf to Do with English? (Let’s Ask Lady Philology!)

Haruko Momma

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter appeals to the early reception history of Beowulf to show why Old English remains an integral part of the history of the English language. It explains via examples how even a small ... More


Introduction

Mary Hayes and Allison Burkette

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This introductory chapter addresses the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching the History of the English Language (HEL). HEL is a traditional course whose instructors are tasked with ... More


Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language

Margaret Cameron and Robert J. Stainton (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732495
eISBN:
9780191796715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732495.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, History of Philosophy

This book looks at linguistic content in the Western philosophy of language, from Plato through Brentano’s student Marty. As befits careful and cautious history of philosophy, in addressing this ... More


Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don't Rhyme—And Other Oddities of the English Language

Arika Okrent

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197539408
eISBN:
9780197616017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539408.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book presents an illustrated history of English as told through all the things that are weird about it. Maybe you have been speaking English all your life, or maybe you learned it later on. But ... More


To Be ‘Languaged’: Early Modern Linguistic Competences

John Gallagher

in Learning Languages in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198837909
eISBN:
9780191874505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837909.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

What did it mean to be able to speak another language in early modern England? Linguistic competence was more complicated than a simple binary between fluent and not. Just as historians have argued ... More


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