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San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter offers an analysis of distribution patterns of sounds and syllables in Standard Chinese, including sound frequencies and onset, rhyme, syllable, and tonal frequencies. It also discusses ... More


Syllable and tone

San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the impact of syllable structure on tone loss, tone spreading, and tonal inventory. When a syllable‐tone language loses complex rhymes, it undergoes massive tone loss, tone ... More


Sound Intentions: The Workings of Rhyme in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Peter McDonald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661190
eISBN:
9780191749049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The rhymes in poems are important to understanding how poets write; and in the nineteenth century, rhyme conditioned the ways in which poets heard both themselves and each other writing. This book ... More


Response to commentaries

Nigel Fabb and Morris Halle

in Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553426
eISBN:
9780191731020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553426.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents Fabb and Halle's response to two of the more critical points made in the commentaries in the previous chapters. In their comment, Vaux and Myler bring up the metre of the ... More


Other British General Slang Dictionaries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines other British slang dictionaries of the period. Some dictionaries explain British slang to an American audience and others look back on the slang of bygone times. Several are ... More


Syllable structure in Chinese

San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chinese is well known for having a simple syllable structure, clear syllable boundaries, and a small syllable inventory. This chapter examines what its structure is and what constraints influence ... More


Shanghai Chinese

San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter offers an analysis of distribution patterns of sounds and syllables in Shanghai Chinese. Of interest is the fact that Shanghai has no diphthongs or contrastive codas. In addition, the ... More


Language-Anguish: ‘Ses purs ongles…’(1887)

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Between ‘Sonnet allégorique de lui-même’ and the publication of Banville's Petit Traité de poésie franfaise in 1872, Mallarmé wrote at least two further sonnets: ‘De l'orient passé des Temps’ (1868: ... More


Rhyme

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The near-phonological nature of Italian spelling, together with the relative simplicity of the rules for rhyme in traditional Italian metrics, mean that rhyme in Italian is susceptible of almost the ... More


On Evidence

Jeremy J. Smith

in Sound Change and the History of English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291953
eISBN:
9780191710568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291953.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter addresses a key problem in the study of sound-change, viz. the nature of the evidence. The notion of ‘witness’ is interrogated, and then the chapter deals with four sources of witnesses ... More


A Pleasant Childhood

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Siddhārtha is depicted as if he had been raised by his foster mother Gautamī in the palace just like an urban Newar of the twentieth century. For example, pyucha bracelets adorn the child when he is ... More


The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Discusses the relation of text to music, the relation of singing to writing, and Derrida's phoncentrism. The chapter also examines the use of different hymn metres; the structure of hymns, with ... More


Dictionaries of British Slang

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Putting aside Partridge's Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, rhyming slang dominates the production of British slang glossaries during this period. The dictionaries are often nostalgic ... More


Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Derek Attridge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681242
eISBN:
9780191761553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

The contemporary reader of English poetry is able to take pleasure in the sounds and movements of the English language in works written over the past eight centuries, and to find poems that convey ... More


Elena Shvarts (1948– )

Catriona Kelly

in A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It was only in 1990 when Elena Shvarts was able to publish a collection of her written works in Russia. However, she was able previously to publish a number of Western publications and poetry ... More


Ambulation

Sam Rohdie

in Film Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992637
eISBN:
9781526104151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There are two symmetrical spaces in the film and a space between them. The spaces are the other side of each other and the contrary of one another: the interior is closed, social (meetings, ... More


MacNeice, Munich, and Self-Sufficiency

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Louis MacNeice's poetics in his Autumn Journal in the light of issues for international relations focused around the Munich Crisis of September 1938. The poet's plea for an ... More


‘Just Another Twist in the Plot’: Paul Muldoon's ‘Madoc: A Mystery’

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses Paul Muldoon's dealings with Byron and other Romantics in ‘Madoc: A Mystery’, and looks at the degree to which Muldoon interweaves a post-modern absorption in textuality with a ... More


International Free Verse

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

During the end of the 20th century, a crisis in the consolidated system of classic versification began to surface and become obvious at the turn of the 20th century. A quest for a free, organic form ... More


French Verse: Expressive Resources and Critical Issues

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/9780198159445.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

The French verse has its roots in Latin versification, although the former has undergone a few changes over the years. This chapter discusses the different features of French verse: French syllables, ... More


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