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De Doctrina Christiana

Saint Augustine

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This is a completely new translation of the work that Augustine wrote to guide the Christian on how to interpret Scripture and communicate it to others, a kind of do‐it‐yourself manual for ... More


Re-editing Shakespeare for the Modern Reader

Stanley Wells

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129349
eISBN:
9780191671777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Should Shakespeare's plays be presented in the spelling and punctuation of the early editions, or should these features of the text be modernized? What are the advantages and disadvantages of either ... More


Introduction

Stanley Wells

in Re-editing Shakespeare for the Modern Reader

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129349
eISBN:
9780191671777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129349.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The four chapters of this book are concerned with the presentation as well as with the establishing of Shakespeare's text. The first two look at verbal details of that text, the second two at matters ... More


The 100% Self‐correcting Course in English Language

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Beginning with Cody advertising prospectus, this chapter examine the self‐correcting courses and its major themes—practical speaking, spelling and pronunciation, and punctuation. Included are some ... More


Ownership of the Words “Wood Roasted”: Woodroast Systems v. Restaurants Unlimited

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A restaurant with “Woodroast” in its title and frequently used in its menu and advertisements sued another restaurant chain for using the same word in its menu items and advertisements. Electronic ... More


Praefatio

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There is a short but significant preface in which Augustine seeks to meet criticisms of his attempt to set out helpful rules for the interpretation of scripture. He insists that the teaching and ... More


Liber Primus

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The interpretation of scripture depends on discovery and presentation; Augustine takes discovery first. All teaching is teaching of either things (including God, the supreme thing) or signs. Some ... More


Liber Secundus

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this book, Augustine begins his discussion of signs, of which the greater part consists of words. After an interesting statement of the canon of scripture as he saw it, Augustine argues for the ... More


Liber Tertius

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine turns from unknown signs to ambiguous signs. How can the Christian reader resolve uncertainty? This may be due to difficulties of punctuation, difficult words, unclear manuscript readings, ... More


Liber Quartus

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

in De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Here, Augustine takes up his promise to deal with the question of how to present one's Biblical knowledge. This involves rhetoric to which Augustine, in a ground‐breaking departure, gives a firm ... More


Theorizing Art and Punctuation: Gertrude Stein’s Breathless Poetry

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Gertrude Stein proposes an expansive and novel aesthetic theory of meaning’s autonomy by pointedly refusing normal punctuation in Lectures in America (1935) and Tender Buttons (1914). She rejects ... More


Logic and Punctuation

R. E. Jennings

in The Genealogy of Disjunction

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195075243
eISBN:
9780199852970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075243.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter describes logic and the significance of punctuation to ‘or’ in a sentence. Axioms are primitive theorems. This is what is meant by ‘logic’, and in particular, a propositional logic is ... More


Poetry and the Graphic

Clive Scott

in The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter discusses the analysis of graphics in verses, i.e. letter-shapes, punctuation, and diacritical marks. Some of the poetic graphics that are included in this chapter are the points de ... More


Poetry and the Free

Clive Scott

in The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter discusses free verses in French poetry, which is also called Vers libre. Works of Aimé Césaire and Paul Éluard are analyzed in order to provide a clearer picture of the differences in ... More


Captioned Irony

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/9780226312811.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Under the right conditions and with the right readers, closed captions can manipulate time, transporting readers into the future, or, in more general terms, providing them with advance or additional ... More


The Palaeography of the Twelfth-Century Manuscripts

Alan Coates

in English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207566
eISBN:
9780191677724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207566.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter provides an introduction to the palaeography of the surviving twelfth-century manuscripts from Reading Abbey. It summarizes the evidence taken from various features of the manuscripts to ... More


Manuscripts and the Sociology of Early Christian Reading

Larry Hurtado

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

There are features that distinguish most early Christian manuscripts of literary texts from pagan high-quality literary manuscripts of the time, e.g. the Christian preference for the codex ... More


Prosody and Punctuation

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/9780199764129.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Rhetoric began as and remains an art of oral communication, but its advice has been adapted to writing since antiquity. Speech and writing as modes of language delivery, and hearing and reading as ... More


Editorial Conventions Used in the Transcript of the Diary

in The Diary of Elizabeth Lee: Growing up on Merseyside in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311413
eISBN:
9781846315305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311413.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents an editorial convention that have been utilised in transcribing the original manuscript for the publication of Elizabeth Lee's diary. Lee wrote the original manuscript diary in ... More


Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Jeff Scheible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Emoticons matter. Equal signs do, too. This book takes them seriously and shows how and why they matter. Digital Shift explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of punctuation and typographical ... More


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