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The Invention of National Languages

Otto Dann

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the second half of the eighteenth century, a qualified kind of ethnogenesis can be observed among the educated classes of the Western world. In the course of their social emancipation a new ... More


The Bible

Owen Chadwick

in The Early Reformation on the Continent

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269021
eISBN:
9780191600470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The scholarly movement of going ‘back to the sources’ challenged the authority of the Latin version of the Bible known as the Vulgate. Erasmus's New Testament created great interest and controversy, ... More


Common Rhetoric: Planting Figures of Speech in the English Shire

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the rhetorical operations whereby the vernacular language and the island of England become figures for one another, with particular emphasis on the spatialization of discourse ... More


Speaking to the Soul: On Native Language and Authenticity in Papua New Guinea Bible Translation

Courtney Handman

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter addresses the construction of authoritativeness in Bible translation projects in Papua New Guinea. For the Summer Institute of Linguistics and its local branch, SIL PNG, the possibility ... More


Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Halina Goldberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the rich musical environment of Fryderyk Chopin's youth and places Chopin's early works in this milieu. It provides a historiographic perspective that allows a better understanding ... More


Daniel Defoe’s Novel Languages

Janet Sorensen

in Strange Vernaculars: How Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169026
eISBN:
9781400885169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter situates the emergence of realist, nationally focused fiction alongside vernacular English and cant dictionaries in order to illuminate the complex ways they position readers in relation ... More


The Practices of English and Cantonese in Colonial Hong Kong

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a historical overview of the roles of English and Cantonese in Hong Kong society in general and in the Hong Kong legal system in particular. It describes the historical ... More


The Guru’s Tongue: Metaphor, Imagery, and Vernacular Language in Vaiṣṇava Sahajiyā Hindu Traditions

Glen Alexander Hayes

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This essay explores the nature of religious language and uses of conceptual metaphors in an important branch of medieval Bengali Hinduism known as the Vaiṣṇava Sahajiyā traditions which practiced a ... More


National Projects and Civilizational Hierarchies

Balázs Trencsényi, Maciej Janowski, Mónika Baár, Maria Falina, and Michal Kopeček

in A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe: Volume I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Long Nineteenth Century'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198737148
eISBN:
9780191800610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737148.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The quest for improvement included intellectual development through the education of the public, which was expected to lead to the economic and moral renewal of society. The publication of ... More


Name

Jeffrey Shandler

in Yiddish: Biography of a Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190651961
eISBN:
9780190651992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651961.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the range and dynamics of the various names by which the language now called Yiddish has been identified. This examination reveals changing conceptualizations of the ... More


Secular Projects and Student Politics: “Vande Mataram” in Hyderabad

Kavita Saraswathi Datla

in The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836092
eISBN:
9780824871208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836092.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the Urdu language's position in relation to other vernacular languages by focusing on the first large-scale student protest at Osmania University that took place in 1938. It ... More


Speaking Back: The Politics of Cross-Class Dialogue

Maryam Mirza

in Intimate Class Acts: Friendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women's Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466740
eISBN:
9780199087228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Through the prism of the ten novels discussed in the previous chapters, the final chapter explores the complex politics of writing cross-class dialogue in an ‘elitist’ language. It tackles the ... More


“Write the Text in Your Heart”: Non-literacy, Authority, and Female Sadhus’ Performances of Asceticism through Sacred Texts

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 7 addresses female sadhus’ sacred text practices. The chapter discusses “textual” performances centered on recitation of the Râmcaritmânas. A vernacular-language text composed by the medieval ... More


Literacy among Jews in Eastern Europe in the Modern Period

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the literacy of the Jews of eastern Europe in the modern period. This is an interesting topic because, on the one hand, these Jews were heirs to a long tradition of literacy. ... More


Pope Paul VI

Florian Coulmas

in Guardians of Language: Twenty Voices Through History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736523
eISBN:
9780191818646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736523.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The Roman Catholic Church is the oldest institution with an uninterrupted history. Latin has been its language since antiquity. Pope Paul VI established the Pontifical Academy for Latin as the ... More


‘Words Filled With Tears’: Amorous Discourse as Lamentation in the Palaiologan Romances

Panagiotis Agapitos

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines a particular way in which feelings of love are expressed in the Palaiologan romances (c. 1250–1350). This manner of expression is presented through the systematic use of an ... More


Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Tyler Williams, Anshu Malhotra, and John Stratton Hawley (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Early modern India—a period extending from the fifteenth to the late eighteenth century—saw dramatic cultural, religious, and political changes as it went from Sultanate, to Mughal, to early colonial ... More


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