Caught in the Web of Words

Caught in the Web of Words
Author: Katherine Maud Elisabeth Murray
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2001-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780300089196

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This unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship and became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and a great lexicographer. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionary was written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties that nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned. "It is a magnificent story of a magnificent man, one of the finest biographies of the twentieth century, as its subject was one of the finest human beings of the nineteenth." --Anthony Burgess "A moving and dramatic story . . . sometimes tragic, often comic, ultimately triumphant." --Times (London) "A biography that possesses many of the virtues of James Murray himself--grace, humor, intelligence, curiosity, and scholarship." --Time "In her vivid biography, Murray's granddaughter brings his remarkable personality to life, and provides an unexpectedly fascinating account of the OED's long and difficult birth." --Times Literary Supplement "A gripping, engaging story; endearing, too. The daily round of a big Victorian family, with its jokes, games, and treasured seaside holidays, is entrancingly evoked." --Sunday Times (London)

Women and Dictionary Making

Women and Dictionary Making
Author: Lindsay Rose Russell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-04-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1316953548

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Dictionaries are a powerful genre, perceived as authoritative and objective records of the language, impervious to personal bias. But who makes dictionaries shapes both how they are constructed and how they are used. Tracing the craft of dictionary making from the fifteenth century to the present day, this book explores the vital but little-known significance of women and gender in the creation of English language dictionaries. Women worked as dictionary patrons, collaborators, readers, compilers, and critics, while gender ideologies served, at turns, to prevent, secure, and veil women's involvements and innovations in dictionary making. Combining historical, rhetorical, and feminist methods, this is a monumental recovery of six centuries of women's participation in dictionary making and a robust investigation of how the social life of the genre is influenced by the social expectations of gender.

Representing the Nation

Representing the Nation
Author: Jessica Evans
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1999
Genre: Aufsatzsammlung - Kulturelle Identität - Nationalbewusstsein
ISBN: 9780415208697

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Representing the Nation gathers key writings from leading cultural thinkers to ask what role cultural institutions play in creating and shaping our sense of ourselves as a nation.

Collected Critical Writings

Collected Critical Writings
Author: Geoffrey Hill
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 827
Release: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0199234485

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This collection of Geoffrey Hill's criticism spans the length of his career as a pre-eminent poet-critic. The topics range widely across English literature since the Renaissance and include extended studies of major writers as well as essays which confront the problems of language and the nature of value.

Grippe Kamm und Eulenspiegel

Grippe  Kamm und Eulenspiegel
Author: Wolfgang Schindler
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 434
Release: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9783110156171

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The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author: Peter Gilliver
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2016
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0199283621

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This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The author, uniquely among historians of the OED, is also a practising lexicographer with nearly thirty years' experience of working on the Dictionary. He has drawn on a wide range of sources--including previously unexamined archival material and eyewitness testimony--to create a detailed history of the project. The book explores the cultural background from which the idea of a comprehensive historical dictionary of English emerged, the lengthy struggles to bring this concept to fruition, and the development of the book from the appearance of the first printed fascicle in 1884 to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond. It also examines the evolution of the lexicographers' working methods, and provides much information about the people--many of them remarkable individuals--who have contributed to the project over the last century and a half.


Author: Robert Colls
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 1472523342

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'Englishness' is by no means the unchanging quality of those living in the territory that has come to be England, but a concept that has been made and remade throughout history, expressing itself through existing symbols and ideas. Since its first publication in 1987 this collection has been regarded as a major work on English national identity as it evolved during the period 1880-1920 and has had a significant impact on writing and research. It is a classic text for students of modern British history and courses in politics, sociology and literature. This updated edition of Englishness contains a new introduction by Robert Colls and Philip Dodd, which sets the work in the context of research done since its original publication, and an afterword by Will Self which relates it to current debates on Britain as a multinational state. This important collection contains ideas that are still pertinent today, making it essential reading for students and scholars alike.

Tradition A Feeling for the Literary Past

Tradition  A Feeling for the Literary Past
Author: Seth Lerer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-09-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0191082120

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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Seth Lerer presents an original take on tradition in the literary imagination. He asks how we can have an unironic, affective relationship to the literary past in an age marked by historical self-consciousness, critical distance, and shifts in cultural literacy. Tradition: A Feeling for the Literary Past ranges through a set of fiction, poetry, and criticism that makes up our inherited traditions and that also confronts the question of a literary canon and its personal and historical meaning. How are we taught to have a felt experience of literary objects? How do we make our personal anthologies of reading to shape social selves? Why should we care about what literature does both to and for us? This book affirms the value of close and nuanced reading for our understanding of both past and present. Its larger goal is to explore the ways in which the literary past makes us, and in the process, how we create canons for reading, teaching, and scholarship. The writers discussed here were all great readers. Dickens and Orwell, Rushdie and Bradbury, Dickinson and Frost, Anne Bradstreet and Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Chaucer, Dante, Virgil—they all built their literary structures on the scaffold of their bookshelves. Lerer demonstrates how reading the past generates the literary present, and imagines our literate future.

A Companion to Digital Humanities

A Companion to Digital Humanities
Author: Susan Schreibman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0470999861

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This Companion offers a thorough, concise overview of the emerging field of humanities computing. Contains 37 original articles written by leaders in the field. Addresses the central concerns shared by those interested in the subject. Major sections focus on the experience of particular disciplines in applying computational methods to research problems; the basic principles of humanities computing; specific applications and methods; and production, dissemination and archiving. Accompanied by a website featuring supplementary materials, standard readings in the field and essays to be included in future editions of the Companion.

The Human Factor in Machine Translation

The Human Factor in Machine Translation
Author: Sin-wai Chan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1351376241

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Machine translation has become increasingly popular, especially with the introduction of neural machine translation in major online translation systems. However, despite the rapid advances in machine translation, the role of a human translator remains crucial. As illustrated by the chapters in this book, man-machine interaction is essential in machine translation, localisation, terminology management, and crowdsourcing translation. In fact, the importance of a human translator before, during, and after machine processing, cannot be overemphasised as human intervention is the best way to ensure the translation quality of machine translation. This volume explores the role of a human translator in machine translation from various perspectives, affording a comprehensive look at this topical research area. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in translation studies, machine translation or interested in translation technology.

The Webs of Shaitan

The Webs of Shaitan
Author: Mahfouz A. Adedimeji
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2011-08-10
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1462889298

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The webs of Shaitan pervade the horizon, catching and clutching Muslims in rapid succession. Shaitan is a hunter: his arrows are the eyes, the ears, the tongue, the stomach, the private parts, the hands and the legs. How safe are we from the traps of Shaitan? How immune are we from the arrows of enemy? This small book highlights, in a free and racy prose, the major areas where Shaitan penetrates souls and the routes of escaping him. The first part, the web, examines the woe-bearing w’s in the hands of Shaitan: words,world, wealth, women and wine in the context of our modern world. The second part, the way, aims at making Muslims retrace their steps to Islam. This it does by schematizing the imperative of knowledge, and among other things, providing a number of tips on perfecting salat - the criterion between kufr and Islam.

The Life of Words

The Life of Words
Author: David-Antoine Williams
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-05-05
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0192540548

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For centuries, investigations into the origins of words were entwined with investigations into the origins of humanity and the cosmos. With the development of modern etymological practice in the nineteenth century, however, many cherished etymologies were shown to be impossible, and the very idea of original 'true meaning' asserted in the etymology of 'etymology' declared a fallacy. Structural linguistics later held that the relationship between sound and meaning in language was 'arbitrary', or 'unmotivated', a truth that has survived with small modification until today. On the other hand, the relationship between sound and meaning has been a prime motivator of poems, at all times throughout history. The Life of Words studies a selection of poets inhabiting our 'Age of the Arbitrary', whose auditory-semantic sensibilities have additionally been motivated by a historical sense of the language, troubled as it may be by claims and counterclaims of 'fallacy' or 'true meaning'. Arguing that etymology activates peculiar kinds of epistemology in the modern poem, the book pays extended attention to poems by G. M. Hopkins, Anne Waldman, Ciaran Carson, and Anne Carson, and to the collected works of Geoffrey Hill, Paul Muldoon, Seamus Heaney, R. F. Langley, and J. H. Prynne.

The Word Detective

The Word Detective
Author: John Simpson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1408706598

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Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart. With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and an inclination to question the status quo, John Simpson gives life to the colourful characters at the OED and to the English language itself. He splices his stories with entertaining and erudite diversions into the history and origin of words such as 'kangaroo', 'hot-dog' , 'pommie', 'bicycle' , not ignoring those swearwords often classed as 'Anglo-Saxon' ! The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Poetry the Dictionary

Poetry   the Dictionary
Author: Andrew Blades
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-03-26
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1789624673

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Caught in the Web

Caught in the Web
Author: Laura Dower
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 148042255X

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Forget ghosts—this Halloween, seventh grade is frightening enough For Madison and her friends, the Halloween season is full of activity. There are ghost stories in English class, a big costume dance, and a scary-story contest on Madison’s favorite website. No wonder everyone has Halloween fever! But Madison still needs to find a costume to wear that doesn’t seem too babyish. And what if she looks stupid dancing in front of everyone? No matter what, this Halloween will be one to remember.

Caught in the Web

Caught in the Web
Author: Mark Vaz
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-03-25
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0307517047

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The Spider-Man 2 Dream Machine—from original idea to final cut— unmasking the creative genius at work in the blockbuster movie The epic adventure of one of the greatest superheroes of all time explodes on the silver screen as never before. Now, in this captivating journey behind the scenes and into the imagination, fans can discover how the myth and magic became real in Spider-Man 2, as they plunge deeper into Spider-Man’s world to meet the characters, explore the environments, and follow the storyline in a stunning visual journey. Packed with hundreds of amazing production illustrations, prepared by many of the most talented illustrators in Hollywood, Caught in the Web features • Original sketches, artwork, and doodles that became the inspirations for characters, sets, and computer–generated imagery • Climactic scenes from the movie as they first appeared in conceptual art • Design work used to develop costumes and visual effects—as well as blueprints and architectural drafts used in the construction of both physical and virtual environments • Unique insights into the genesis of Doc Ock—revealing how he evolved from his comic-book origins • An intimate behind-the-scenes look at the full creative process for Spider-Man 2 Enter the amazing realm where dreams come true and discover how the epic adventure was created as you immerse yourself in the action and atmosphere of Spider-Man 2, from the first rough sketches to the final on-screen adventure.

The Verbal Empires of Simon Vestdijk and James Joyce

The Verbal Empires of Simon Vestdijk and James Joyce
Author: E.M. Beekman
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-07-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9004483411

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