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Extra‐Grammatical Maneuvers

Robert J. Stainton

in Words and Thoughts: Subsentences, Ellipsis, and the Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199250387
eISBN:
9780191719523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the idea that an ordinary sentence is spoken — either actually produced, or just intended/recovered — in seemingly sub-sentential speech. It discusses the idea that ‘shorthand’ ... More


Technography

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the nature of the technical literature on rhetorical theory and its relationship to teaching. It begins by addressing problems about the composition and transmission of these ... More


Scribble-Scrabble Genius: Coleridge, Transcription, and the Shorthand Effect

Yohei Igarashi

in The Connected Condition: Romanticism and the Dream of Communication

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610040
eISBN:
9781503610736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610040.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Although Coleridge is mostly known for being a copious talker who was impossible to transcribe, this chapter recovers Coleridge’s role as transcriber, theorist of transcription practices, and ... More


‘The most beautiful hand’: John Byrom and the Aesthetics of Shorthand

Timothy Underhill

in Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622300
eISBN:
9781800341500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622300.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Shorthand is a significant area in early modern palaeography, with systems widespread in the eighteenth century. Some aspired to a place in the gamut of hands taught by writing-masters at a time when ... More


The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Susan Mitchell Sommers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Recent historical accounts of aspects of life during the long eighteenth century are replete with fascinating vignettes of little-known figures. As individual sketches, they are illustrative of ... More


Dickens and the Stenographic Mind

Hugo Bowles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829072
eISBN:
9780191872648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829072.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The topic of this book is stenography and how it relates to Dickens’s life and work. The book covers the period from Dickens’s learning of Gurney’s Brachygraphy in 1827/8 to his teaching of shorthand ... More


Introduction

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Carlos Blacker was Oscar Wilde’s ‘best friend’, according to a long-time friend of both. In contrast to his intimate friendship with Blacker, based on a rare compatibility of intellect and ... More


Rome without spectacles

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0030
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Not circuses, but ‘eye-glasses’. An examination of some of the problems that surround reading and writing at Rome. The history of books, reading, writing, and research in antiquity is a fascinating ... More


Gurney and Sons

Hugo Bowles

in Dickens and the Stenographic Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829072
eISBN:
9780191872648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829072.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Dickens learned shorthand in 1828 from a manual called Brachygraphy, written by Thomas Gurney, which he memorably describes in David Copperfield as a ‘savage stenographic mystery’. This chapter ... More


Collective Consolidation Culminates

Steven C. Harper

in First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199329472
eISBN:
9780190063092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329472.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Many contingent choices determined whether and how Mormons would remember Smith’s vision. This chapter shows how as late as the late 1870s, after the death of Brigham Young, Latter-day Saints had ... More


Manoah’s Songs of Experience

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There is a strong temptation to hold up the lives of brothers Manoah and Ebenezer Sibly for comparison—they make plausible stock characters: the good brother and the bad one. The bare evidence of ... More


Dramatis Personae

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the family: father Edmund, a shoemaker turned bookseller, and his three or four wives, their social and religious status, questions of literacy and formal education. The ... More


Inaudita atque insolentia, or nouata atque translata?

Cynthia Damon

in Studies on the Text of Caesar's Bellum civile

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198724063
eISBN:
9780191791260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724063.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the passages wherein it is harder to say whether an unusual or difficult expression is the product of Caesar's pen or of scribal innovation. Some may have originated in the ... More


‘Transferring’ Shorthand Notes to Longhand Transcript

Thomas Graumann

in The Acts of the Early Church Councils: Production and Character

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868170
eISBN:
9780191904691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868170.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the scant evidence for the effects of the process of transcribing shorthand notes taken down during council sessions into a longhand record. It identifies a unique case where ... More


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