Studia Anglica Posnaniensia: international review of English Studies

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 4, July

Allen Tate. A Study in Southern Modernism and the Religious Imagination
Allen Tate. A study in Southern modernism and the religious imagination. By Joseph Kuhn. Poznan: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, 2009. Pp. 524. It is at least as true of the world of academia as of the world of poetry--to pastiche Randall Jarrell (1955:...
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Allomorphy in the Plural Morpheme of Old English Disyllabic Neuter A-Stem Nouns: Analogy and Token Frequency
ABSTRACT Many instances of plural number marking in Old English disyllabic neuter a-stem nouns appear uncertain. This is due partly to a want of additional empirical evidence regarding what appears to have been a tension between a high vowel deletion...
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Dubious American License: The First in Flight
ABSTRACT The symbols, colours and slogans on vehicle registration plates are part and parcel of the United States iconography. While not everybody relates readily to Ohio's license plate motto "Birthplace of Aviation", everybody seems to know North...
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Matti Rissanen, Marianna Hintikka, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, Rod McConchie (Eds.). 2007. Change in Meaning and the Meaning of Change: Studies in Semantics and Grammar from Old to Present-Day English
Matti Rissanen, Marianna Hintikka, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, Rod McConchie (eds.). 2007. Change in meaning and the meaning of change: Studies in semantics and grammar from Old to Present-Day English. Memoires de la Societe Neophilologique de Helsinki LXXII....
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Natural Syntax: The English Indefinite Article
ABSTRACT The framework of this paper is Natural Syntax initiated by the author in the tradition of (morphological) naturalness as established by Wolfgang U. Dressler and ([dagger]) Willi Mayerthaler. Natural Syntax is a developing deductive theory....
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On Early Pseudo-Learned Orthographic Forms: A Contribution to the History of English Spelling and Pronunciation
ABSTRACT The history of English contains numerous examples of "improved" spellings. English scribes frequently modified spelling to make English words and some popular borrowings look like words of Latin or Greek origin. The typical examples are...
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THE B-Effect, Or: How to Do Literary Criticism with a Nuclear Power-Plant
ABSTRACT The essay, in the process of making its meta-critical point, reviews the collection Co-memorative essays on Herman Melville's 'Bartleby the scriverner" edited by Janusz Semrau (2009). The collection was published almost simultaneously with...
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Towards a Pragmatic Analysis of Modals SHALL and WILL in Chaucer's Language
ABSTRACT This paper attempts to provide the first systematic analysis of the modals SHALL and WILL in Chaucer's language from pragmatic viewpoints. In addition to speech acts and alternation in discourse, this study examined modality in detail,...
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