The Structure of Complex Words

The Structure of Complex Words
Author: William Empson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 450
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Structure of Complex Images

The Structure of Complex Images
Author: Robert B. Ray
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2020-05-09
ISBN: 3030406318
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Structure of Complex Images Book Excerpt:

After over a century of existence, the cinema still has its mysteries. Why, for example, is the job we call movie stardom unlike any other in the world? How do films provide so much unconcealed information that we fail to notice? What makes it hard to define what counts as “acting”? How do movies like Casablanca and Breathless store the film and world histories of their generations? How can we reconcile auteurism’s celebration of the movie director’s authority with the camera’s automatism? Why have the last four decades of film criticism so often neglected such questions? After beginning with an overview of film studies, this book proposes a shift from predictable theoretical approaches to models that acknowledge the perplexities and mysteries of the movies. Deriving methods from cinephilia, Wittgenstein, Richard Rorty, Stanley Cavell, Eleanor Duckworth, V. F. Perkins, and James Naremore, Robert B. Ray offers close readings that call attention to what we have missed in such classic films as La Règle du Jeu, It Happened One Night, It’s a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story, Casablanca, Breathless, and Tickets.

William Empson the Structure of Complex Words

William Empson  the Structure of Complex Words
Author: William Empson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN: 9780198713432
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Empson the Structure of Complex Words Book Excerpt:

This is the first scholarly edition of one of the classics of literary criticism. William Empson was among the two or three most important and influential literary critics and theorists of the twentieth century. He has long been celebrated as one of the most fertile (as well as one of the funniest) explorers of how meaning works in language, especially in poetry. The Structure of Complex Words (1951) was much his longest book and was intended as a major theoretical statement of his contribution to the subject. Since its publication, it has been constantly referred to, but usually from a respectful distance, since it can seem a forbidding and difficult work. This edition provides an extensive introduction together with full critical and explanatory notes. The editors trace the book's genesis and development in detail, beginning with Empson's collaboration with I. A. Richards in the early and mid-1930s, and concluding with the extensive writing and re-writing that Empson undertook while in Peking in 1947-50. This edition also reprints a selection of materials (including articles and letters) that illuminate Empson's thinking and contributed to the eventual book. The edition makes Empson's great work more intelligible to a range of readers and will immediately become the standard version of this celebrated text.

The Structure of Complex Words

The Structure of Complex Words
Author: William Empsom
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 450
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of the Word

The Oxford Handbook of the Word
Author: John R. Taylor
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2015-06-25
ISBN: 0191669326
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Word Book Excerpt:

This handbook addresses words in all their multifarious aspects and brings together scholars from every relevant discipline to do so. The many subjects covered include word frequencies; sounds and sound symbolism; the structure of words; taboo words; lexical borrowing; words in dictionaries and thesauri; word origins and change; place and personal names; nicknames; taxonomies; word acquisition and bilingualism; words in the mind; word disorders; and word games, puns, and puzzles. Words are the most basic of all linguistic units, the aspect of language of which everyone is likely to be most conscious. A 'new' word that makes it into the OED is prime news; when baby says its first word its parents reckon it has started to speak; knowing a language is often taken to mean knowing its words; and languages are seen to be related by the similarities between their words. Up to the twentieth century linguistic description was mainly an account of words and all the current subdivisions of linguistics have something to say about them. A notable feature of human languages is the sheer vastness of their word inventories, and scholars and writers have sometimes deliberately increased the richness of their languages by coining or importing new items into their word-hoards. The book presents scholarship and research in a manner that meets the interests of students and professionals and satisfies the curiosity of the educated reader.

The Structure of Literary Understanding

The Structure of Literary Understanding
Author: Stein Haugom Olsen
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1985-02-22
ISBN: 9780521316316
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Structure of Literary Understanding Book Excerpt:

This is a paperback edition of what has become an important contribution to aesthetics and the theory of literature.

Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century

Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century
Author: International Shakespeare Association. World Congress,International Shakespeare Association,International Shakespeare Association Staff
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780874136524
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

In close to fifty sessions, the congress theme - "Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century" - allowed for critical approaches from many directions: through twentieth-century theater history on almost every continent; through a range of media representations from film to databases; through the changing theoretical models of the period that extend to the latest politically inflected readings; and through appropriations of the play-texts by modern art forms such as recent fiction.

Complex Words

Complex Words
Author: Lívia Körtvélyessy,Pavol Štekauer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN: 1108490298
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Words Book Excerpt:

Drawing on innovative research, the book reveals the wealth and breadth of the study of word-formation, both theoretically and empirically.

The Structure of Modern English

The Structure of Modern English
Author: Laurel J. Brinton
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781556196621
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Structure of Modern English Book Excerpt:

This text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language. Focus is placed exclusively on English data, providing an empirical explication of the structure of the language.

The Nostalgic Imagination

The Nostalgic Imagination
Author: Stefan Collini
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN: 0192520709
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nostalgic Imagination Book Excerpt:

This unusual book explores the historical assumptions at work in the style of literary criticism that came to dominate English studies in the twentieth century. Stefan Collini shows how the work of critics renowned for their close attention to 'the words on the page' was in practice bound up with claims about the nature and direction of historical change, the interpretation of the national past, and the scholarship of earlier historians. Among the major figures examined in detail are T.S. Eliot, F.R. Leavis, William Empson, and Raymond Williams, while there are also original discussions of such figures as Basil Willey, L.C. Knights, Q.D. Leavis, and Richard Hoggart. The Nostalgic Imagination argues that in the period between Eliot's The Sacred Wood and Williams's The Long Revolution, the writings of such critics came to occupy the cultural space left by academic history's retreat into specialized, archive-bound monographs. Their work challenged the assumptions of the Whig interpretation of English history, and entailed a revision of the traditional relations between 'literary history' and 'general history'. Combining close textual analysis with wide-ranging intellectual history, this volume both revises the standard story of the history of literary criticism and illuminates a central feature of the cultural history of twentieth-century Britain.

The British Critical Tradition

The British Critical Tradition
Author: Gary Day
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1993-01-12
ISBN: 1349224243
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Critical Tradition Book Excerpt:

This collection offers a reinterpretation of the history of British criticism by exploring the work of neglected as well as celebrated critics. It contextualizes the current crisis and shows how traditional criticism anticipates and to some extent parallels the concerns of postmodern critical theory. The issue of value is also addressed as is the question of the future direction of criticism making this volume an important contribution to contemporary critical debate.

New Idols of the Cave

New Idols of the Cave
Author: Christopher Norris
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780719050930
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Idols of the Cave Book Excerpt:

This book offers a broad-based critical survey of recent anti-realist arguments in the philosophy of science, cultural theory, hermeneutics, the sociology of knowledge and the interpretation of quantum-mechanics.

Visionary Philology

Visionary Philology
Author: Matthew Sperling
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN: 0191004448
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visionary Philology Book Excerpt:

Interviewed in 1966, Geoffrey Hill said, 'Language contains everything you want - history, sociology, economics: it is a kind of drama of human destiny'. This book shows how the work of one of the major post-war writers in English has been charged by a mythological sense of language's historical drama, by reading the whole body of Hill's poetry from sixty years against a tradition of visionary poet-philologists that he himself has delineated. That line runs from the present-day editors of the Oxford English Dictionary, through Gerard Manley Hopkins and Richard Chenevix Trench in the Victorian era, to Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the early nineteenth century, and ultimately back to Saint Augustine's theory of language. Through detailed close readings of Hill's work and its scholarly inspirations, and extensive fresh archival research, new light is shed upon poetry's relation to lexicography, etymology, and theological understandings of language. Key themes include language's fallenness from prelapsarian origins, its infection and enrichment by original sin and error, the possible recovery of its pristine origins through surrogates such as music, Hebrew, or the language of angels, and its status as an arena of political and historical contestation. The book considers a wider range of Hill's writings, in greater detail, than criticism of his work has so far done, and it is the first to make substantial use of recently available archive materials. It thereby presents one of the fullest and most authoritative accounts of the work of a living writer in recent years.

Milton s Complex Words

Milton s Complex Words
Author: Paul Hammond
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 0198810113
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milton s Complex Words Book Excerpt:

Every major poet or philosopher develops their own distinctive semantic field around those terms which matter most to them, or which contribute most profoundly to the imagined world of a particular work. This book explores the specific meanings which Milton develops around key words in Paradise Lost. Some of these are theological or philosophical terms (e.g. 'evil', 'grace', 'reason'); others are words which shape the imagined world of the poem (e.g. 'dark', 'fall', 'within'); yet others are small words or even prefixes which subtly move the argument in new directions (e.g. 'if', 'not', 're-'). Milton seems to expect his readers to be alert to the special semantic field which he creates around such words, often by infusing them with biblical and literary connotations, and activating their etymological roots; alert also to the patterns created by the repetitions of such words, and particularly to their diverse use (and often their blatant misuse) by different characters. To understand the migrations and malleability of key words is part of the education of Milton's reader.

The Grammar Network

The Grammar Network
Author: Holger Diessel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN: 1108498817
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grammar Network Book Excerpt:

Provides a dynamic network model of grammar that explains how linguistic structure is shaped by language use.

Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory

Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory
Author: Gabriel Egan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 1441142525
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory Book Excerpt:

Combining the latest scientific and philosophical understanding of humankind's place in the world with interpretative methods derived from other politically inflected literary criticism, ecocriticism is providing new insights into literary works both ancient and modern. With case-study analyses of the tragedies, comedies, histories and late romances, this book is a wide-ranging introduction to reading Shakespeare in the light of contemporary ecocritical theory.

Perpetual Carnival

Perpetual Carnival
Author: Colin MacCabe,Distinguished Professor of English and Film Colin Maccabe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN: 0190239131
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perpetual Carnival Book Excerpt:

Upholding literature and film together as academically interwoven, Perpetual Carnival underscores the everlasting coexistence of realism and modernism, eschewing the popularly accepted view that the latter is itself a rejection of the former. Mining examples from both film and literature, Colin MacCabe asserts that the relationship between film and literature springs to life a wealth of beloved modernist art, from Jean-Luc Godard's Pierre le Fou to James Joyce's Ulysses, enriched by realism's enduring legacy. The intertextuality inherent in adaptation furthers this assertion in MacCabe's inclusion of Roman Polanski's Tess, a 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's nineteenth-century realist novel, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Showcasing essays enlivened by cosmopolitan interests, theoretical insight, and strong social purpose, Perpetual Carnival supports a humanities which repudiates narrow specialization and which seeks to place the discussion of film and literature firmly in the reality of current political and ideological discussion. It argues for the writers and directors, the thinkers and critics, who have most fired the contemporary imagination.

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

Sehnsucht  The C  S  Lewis Journal
Author: Bruce R. Johnson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-01-11
ISBN: 1532674600
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal Book Excerpt:

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.

Constraints on Suffixation

Constraints on Suffixation
Author: Adam Wójcicki
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN: 3110958899
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constraints on Suffixation Book Excerpt:

The book is a detailed generative study of a number of derivational and inflectional processes of suffixation in contemporary English and Polish. The theoretical focus is on the constraints on morphological rules. Suffixes are shown to be sensitive to morphological structure of their hosts in ways which undermine some major claims of the current mainstream generative theory of the flexion. Alternative constraints are proposed instead.

Morphologie Morphology 1 Halbband

Morphologie   Morphology  1  Halbband
Author: Geert E. Booij,Christian Lehmann,Joachim Mugdan
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 3110194015
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morphologie Morphology 1 Halbband Book Excerpt:

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.