Between Grammar and Rhetoric

Dionysius of Halicarnassus on Language, Linguistics, and Literature

Author: Casper Constantijn De Jonge

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus has long been regarded as a rather mediocre critic. This book rehabilitates the Greek rhetorician by demonstrating the creative ways in which he integrated theories from different linguistic disciplines into a coherent programme of rhetoric.

Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric

Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Author: Rita Copeland

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 992

View: 307

An anthology of over fifty primary texts representing the development of grammar, rhetoric, and literary study from the early to the late Middle Ages, many translated into English for the first time. Includes historical essays, headnotes, and detailed annotations, making this a valuable resource for specialists and non-specialists alike.

Rhetoric and Pedagogy

Its History, Philosophy, and Practice: Essays in Honor of James J. Murphy

Author: Winifred Bryan Horner

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 528

To provide a view of the history of western rhetoric, this volume presents original articles by a number of world-renowned scholars representing different countries and varying viewpoints. In discussing the status of the historical perspectives on rhetoric, these international scholars also present a tribute to James J. Murphy, whose scholarship and service did much to shape the field. The book will introduce new insights into western European rhetoric and its connections with English rhetoric.

A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature

Comprehending the Principles of Language and Style, the Elements of Taste and Criticism; with Rules for the Study of Composition and Eloquence: Illustrated by Appropriate Examples Selected Chiefly from the British Classics

Author: Alexander Jamieson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 306

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Grammar, Rhetoric and Usage in English

Author: Nuria Y Ez-Bouza

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 423

The preposition is of particular interest to syntacticians, historians and sociolinguists of English, as its placement within a sentence is influenced by syntactic and sociolinguistic constraints, and by how the 'rules' regarding prepositions have changed over time, as a result of language change, of change in attitudes towards language, and of processes such as standardization. This book investigates preposition placement in the early and late Modern English periods (1500-1900), with a special focus on preposition stranding (The house which I live in) in opposition to pied piping (The house in which I live). Based on a large-scale analysis of precept and usage data, this study reassesses the alleged influence of late eighteenth-century normative works on language usage. It also sheds new light on the origins of the stigmatisation of preposition stranding. This study will be of interest to scholars working on syntax and grammar, corpus linguistics, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics.

The Trivium

The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric : Understanding the Nature and Function of Language

Author: Sister Miriam Joseph

Publisher: Paul Dry Books Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 185

This book involves understanding the nature and function or language.

Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Translation in the Middle Ages

Academic Traditions and Vernacular Texts

Author: Rita Copeland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 793

This book has a twofold purpose. First, it seeks to define the place of vernacular translation within the systems of rhetoric and hermeneutics in the Middle Ages. Secondly, it examines the way that rhetoric and hermeneutics in the Middle Ages define their status in relation to each other as critical practices. --introd.

Principles of Pragmatics

Author: Geoffrey N. Leech

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Over the years, pragmatics - the study of the use and meaning of utterances to their situations - has become a more and more important branch of linguistics, as the inadequacies of a purely formalist, abstract approach to the study of language have become more evident. This book presents a rhetorical model of pragmatics: that is, a model which studies linguistic communication in terms of communicative goals and principles of 'good communicative behaviour'. In this respect, Geoffrey Leech argues for a rapprochement between linguistics and the traditional discipline of rhetoric. He does not reject the Chomskvan revolution of linguistics, but rather maintains that the language system in the abstract - i.e. the 'grammar' broadly in Chomsky's sense - must be studied in relation to a fully developed theory of language use. There is therefore a division of labour between grammar and rhetoric, or (in the study of meaning) between semantics and pragmatics. The book's main focus is thus on the development of a model of pragmatics within an overall functional model of language. In this it builds on the speech avct theory of Austin and Searle, and the theory of conversational implicature of Grice, but at the same time enlarges pragmatics to include politeness, irony, phatic communion, and other social principles of linguistic behaviour.

The Rhetoric of Cicero in its Medieval and Early Renaissance Commentary Tradition

Author: Virginia Cox

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 545

View: 853

This volume examines the transmission and influence of Ciceronian rhetoric from late antiquity to the fifteenth century, examining the relationship between rhetoric and practices as diverse as law, dialectic, memory theory, poetics, and ethics. Includes an appendix of primary texts

Latin Grammar and Rhetoric

From Classical Theory to Medieval Practice

Author: Carol Lanham

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 974

The twelve essays in this book contribute to the rapidly growing body of knowledge about the teaching and uses of grammar and rhetoric in the Latin West from late antiquity to the dawn of a new era in 12th & 13th centuries.

A Rhetorical Grammar

C. Iulius Romanus, Introduction to the Liber de adverbio

Author: Dirk Schenkeveld

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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About 280 AD C. Iulius Romanus wrote a large work on Latin grammar. Parts of this work were later incorporated in the Ars grammatica of Flavius Sosipater Charisius. Romanus' Introduction to his list of adverbs is unique because of his approach of the subject. With the help of many rhetorical means he weaves together an intricate argument, which is completely different from the usual treatments of the adverb. This unique character was never noticed previously. The first chapters of this book deal with Charisius and Romanus in general and the Introduction in particular. A new edition with translation and commentary follows, completed by a discussion of the annotations of Cauchius made about 1540 from a manuscript now lost.

Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Augustan Rome

Rhetoric, Criticism and Historiography

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 149

Interprets the works of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, an important critic and historian in Rome, in a range of contexts.

After Rhetoric

The Study of Discourse Beyond Language and Culture

Author: Stephen R Yarbrough

Publisher: SIU Press

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

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Aware that categorical thinking imposes restrictions on the ways we communicate, the author proposes discourse studies as an alternative to rhetoric and philosophy. He introduces a theoretical framework for focusing on discourse rather than the conceptual schemes which surround it.

A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature

Comprehending the Principles of Language and Style, the Elements of Taste and Criticism, with Rules for the Study of Composition and Eloquence. Illus by Appropriate Examples, Selected Chiefly from the British Classics, for the Use of Schools Or Private Instruction

Author: Alexander Jamieson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 412

View: 445

Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatism

Author: Steven Mailloux

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 969

The contribution of rhetoric, sophistry, and pragmatism to postmodernist cultural politics.