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The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Dov-Ber Kerler

in The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The late eighteenth century saw Eastern literature as a constantly moving, rapidly changing and evolving form, making their way into modernization. It is a journey that finally ended with the debut ... More


The Changing Languages of Europe

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297337
eISBN:
9780191711220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297337.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The main goal of this book is to demonstrate that the languages and dialects of Europe are becoming increasingly alike. This unifying process — that goes at least as far back as the Roman empire — is ... More


Conclusions

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The concluding chapter discusses how the conscious creation of specific linguistic forms by speakers contributes to specific forms of deliberate language change, and how language necessarily—because ... More


A History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Donald Ringe (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284139
eISBN:
9780191712562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This volume traces the prehistory of English from Proto-Indo-European, its earliest reconstructable ancestor, to Proto-Germanic, the latest ancestor shared by all the Germanic languages. It begins ... More


Degrammaticalization

Muriel Norde

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207923
eISBN:
9780191709135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207923.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This is a book about degrammaticalization, a rare type of linguistic change whereby grams become ‘less grammatical’, typical examples being shifts from affix to clitic, or from function word to ... More


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

Leonard Neidorf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705113
eISBN:
9781501708282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Beowulf is a foundational work of Western literature that originated in mysterious circumstances. This book addresses philological questions that are fundamental to the study of the poem. Is Beowulf ... More


Afterword: History and Theory in our Time

Kerwin Lee Klein

in From History to Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores the politics of linguistic change and the investments in narratives of progress and declension. It explains that theory has become a battle flag, despite the notorious vagaries ... More


Linguistic Change and Religious Change: Thinking about the Temples of the Fayoum in the Roman Period

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines linguistic and religious changes through an analysis of the temples of the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the Roman period. It reflects on the contributions that new evidence has ... More


Saussure and the Soviets: (S. I. Kartsevskii, G. O. Vinokur, L. Iakubinskii)

Ken Hirschkop

in Linguistic Turns, 1890-1950: Writing on Language as Social Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198745778
eISBN:
9780191874253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198745778.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 focuses on three particular linguists, all of whom consider whether, from the perspective of Saussure’s work, a linguistic revolution is possible. One, S. I. Kartsevskii, does not want such ... More


On the Diversity—and Productivity—of Language: (M. M. Bakhtin, Walter Benjamin, Saussure)

Ken Hirschkop

in Linguistic Turns, 1890-1950: Writing on Language as Social Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198745778
eISBN:
9780191874253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198745778.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 borrows Walter Benjamin’s description of the ‘narcotic historicism’ of nineteenth-century Paris (expressed in its arcades, panoramas, wax museums, and architecture) and applies it to ... More


The historical development

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Chapter 2 describes the phonological development. Both languages underwent fundamental changes in quantity and prosodic structure. Open syllable lengthening (and sometimes consonant lengthening) ... More


The settling of a language

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the fact that natural languages are pieces of social reality. Due to settling, forms of behaviour become ‘standard’ in any given community. The notion of social reality is ... More


From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the ... More


Consequences of Interaction: Institutional and Cultural Change

Saskia T. Roselaar

in Italy's Economic Revolution: Integration and Economy in Republican Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198829447
eISBN:
9780191867965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829447.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 investigates the long-term consequences of the association between Rome and the Italians. This chapter looks at changes in institutions and laws that occurred in the Republican period, as ... More


The Language of the Letters: Grammar

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/9780199945115.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The focus of this chapter is grammar. Jane Austen is often cited by scholars to illustrate a particular grammatical feature in the history of English, yet her usage is sometimes conservative, ... 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


The development and diversification of Northwest Germanic

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor

in The Development of Old English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199207848
eISBN:
9780191779763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207848.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter sketches the development from Proto-Germanic to Proto-Northwest Germanic and discusses some subsequent changes that were widely shared among Northwest Germanic dialects. In addition to ... More


Localizing the Global: Wanderwörter

David M. Gordon

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

By the late 19th century, a caravan trade extended from the Indian and Atlantic littorals through the hinterlands of south central Africa. Industrial commodities—guns, cloths, iron, and beads—were ... More


Lexicography of the Entrenched Empire: Banihûn’s and Pu-gong’s Manchu–Chinese Literary Ocean (1821)

Mårten Söderblom Saarela

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/9780190913199.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Lexicography in China under the rule of the Manchu Qing dynasty (1644–1911) was intimately tied up with empire. The Qing Empire was plurilingual; with the support of the Chinese elite, dominated by ... More


The development and diversification of West Germanic

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor

in The Development of Old English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199207848
eISBN:
9780191779763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207848.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter sketches the development from Proto-Northwest Germanic to Proto-West Germanic and discusses some subsequent changes that were widely shared among West Germanic dialects. It resembles the ... More


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