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The Vernacular

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The collapse of the classical empires opens the way to the rise of the vernacular, arguably the turning point in the history of European and world literature. The replacement of one spoken vernacular ... More


Peripheries of Power: Toward an Ambulatory History

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines written vernacular narrative as it emerges out of and then defines itself against the dominant in Chinese. It focuses on the late Heian vernacular historical tale Ōkagami, which ... More


Dante Alighieri

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/9780198736523.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

A Florentine nobleman who was driven into exile for political reasons, Dante Alighieri devoted his life to elevating his native Tuscan speech to an elaborate supraregional language. His project of ... More


The Development of Modern Scots Orthography

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The later Older Scots period is marked by a language shift that saw a drastic reduction in the domains in which Scots was written. The corresponding shift towards the norms of written standard ... More


The history of the regulation and exploitation of women’s speech and writing in Japan

Momoko Nakamura

in Women in the History of Linguistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes how women’s relationship to Japanese language has been defined, assessed, and exploited within the field of Japanese linguistics. After a brief history of language studies in ... More


Introduction

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0051
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This section focuses on the diffusion of grammatical and rhetorical theory in Latin teaching and especially in English vernacular writing. It presents texts that represent aspects of this diffusion ... More


Exoticism as the Appropriation of Travail

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in The Medieval Invention of Travel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explains the cultural logic of medieval exoticism and its implications for reading travel writing about East Asia during the period. In the Middle Ages, the prestige-value of exotic ... More


“In the Hands of All the People”: Ledi Empowers the Laity

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores Ledi Sayadaw’s efforts after 1900 to popularize study and practice among the laity. He exploited print culture, producing many vernacular writings, he went on wide-ranging ... More


King Sejong the Great

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/9780198736523.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

King Sejong the Great was as an enlightened monarch who ordered a writing reform and the creation of a new writing system for the Korean language. The purpose was to enable his people to become ... More


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