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In a Manner of Speaking

Sean Zdenek

in Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312644
eISBN:
9780226312811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Manner of speaking refers to the various nuances of speech and pronunciation. Typically, manner boils down to a speaker’s dialect or accent. But manner of speaking also includes any kind of ... More


Sound and Sense: 1667–1800

John Leonard

in Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses early responses to Milton’s style. Modern critics often assume that ‘apt Numbers’ in the poem’s prefatory note on ‘the Verse’ advertises a routine metrical pattern (the number ... More


The dawn of language

Peter Gärdenfors

in How Homo Became Sapiens: On the evolution of thinking

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528517
eISBN:
9780191689543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528517.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Other than the ability to think, communicating through systematic sets of signals and symbols or language is another distinction humans have compared to animals. Hominoids communicate though gestures ... More


Finnegans Wake

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines Finnegans Wake, a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce. It argues that writing has never thrown questions back at its questioners with as much energy as Finnegans ... More


Bellini's Unseen Voices

Mary Ann Smart

in Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

In Daniel Auber's 1828 opera, La Muette de Portici, the pantomimes of the heroine Fenella relied on a comfortable certainty that gesture could say the same things that language could. In contrast, ... More


Form, Content, and Ideology

Richard Gaskin

in Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657902
eISBN:
9780191756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657902.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

In this chapter two distinctive features of deconstruction are analysed: the idea that form and content are often mismatched, and the tendency to politicize the criticism of literature. These two ... More


Sound, Language, and the Lyric Subject: The Middle-period Poems

Stephanie Kuduk Weiner

in Clare's Lyric: John Clare and Three Modern Poets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688029
eISBN:
9780191772511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688029.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 1 examines Clare’s varied handling of the lyric subject and his experiments with the intersection of referentiality and immediate sensuous appeals in imagery and words. Focusing on poems ... More


Sound symbolism

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/9780199689880.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter treats various forms of acoustic and perceptual motivation of word forms, specifically (i) the motivation of words by our perception of sounds in nature or the environment, (ii) the ... More


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