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Actional and Relational Verbs in Newspaper Editorials
1. Introduction In this paper, we will analyse 60 editorials from the British newspapers The Sun and The Times, using the lateral verb model outlined in Kress and Hodge's (1979) "Language as Ideology", a seminal work that advocates closer ties between...
A Portrait of the Artist as a Shakespearean Character in the 'Winter's Tale.'(Critical Essay)
It is rather commonplace to say that art plays a crucial role in The Winter's Tale. But the part it is given -- even in the literal sense -- is so extraordinary and overwhelming that this statement seems necessary to ensure that the present paper may...
A Sample Contrastive Analysis of "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane and "The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'" by Joseph Conrad
The purpose of the present paper is to show the striking similarities between "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane and "The Nigger of the 'Narcissus"' by Joseph Conrad. There seems to exist a close dialogue between the two stories, published over a short...
Compounds and Syntactic Phrases in Modern Irish
1. Introduction (1) A subject which has attracted much attention in recent studies of morphology is the manner in which the formation of compounds should be handled. For a representative spectrum of opinions see Roeper and Siegel 1978, Selkirk 1982,...
From Domesday Book to Lay Subsidy Rolls: Place-Names as Informants of Linguistic Change
English place-names have frequently been used in recent decades by researchers in different historical fields. In the case of the study of linguistic evolution, the publication in 1913 of Eilert Ekwall's innovative article "Die Ortsnamenforschung cin...
Mapping the Problems of Sexual Desire in the Book of Margery Kempe. (Literature)
Because he dreams of seeding the world with words his eyes bite She looks He looks away He is snowblind from staring at her breasts They make love This is marked by asterisks those gaps disguised as stars * * * He thinks the future is a mouth She invites...
Politics and Politicians for Sale: An Examination of Advertising English in Nigeria's Political Transition Programme
Introduction (2) Advertisements or ads arc certainly not short of definitions, although the language of advertising seems to have received little attention from linguists in the past. Many descriptions take a utilitarian view of advertising and...
Subject Extraction in English: Some Problems of Interpretation
1. Introduction (1) In recent discussion of English syntax, the question of restrictions governing the extractability of the subject has generally been seen as a topic of great theoretical interest, and has therefore received a great deal of attention,...
The Cooperative Principle and the Functional Transition in English Verbs
1. Introduction In modern English numerous verbs are straddling between the categories of transitive verbs and intransitive ones. In dealing with this peculiar phenomenon, there have been two major theoretic treatments available: one is what the...
The Deep Structure of Narrative Element in Neoclassical Fable
In grateful memory of my spiritual guide, professor Henryk Zbierski. 1. Introduction The fable, originating in the classical period, in the European literature of modern times became fully canonized as a genre only in the age of Neoclassicism....
The Dialect Position of the Old English Orosius
My good friend the mediaeval Welsh literary historian Dr. Andrew Breeze contends in several recent articles (1991, 1992ab) that the translator of Orosius's Historia adversus Paganos into Old English was a Cornishman. I do not think for a moment that...
The Experiences of the Frontier in John Barth's the Sot-Weed Factor
The American frontier, or as Wright Morris describes it in The Territory Ahead, "a series of circles dissolving westward" (Morris 1961: 9), has unfailingly impregnated the minds of settlers in the New World. The reason? Sheer vastness of the unchartered...
The Temporary Merger of OE Scitan and Scyttan, Or: A Case of Harmless Homophony
The starting point of the following brief observations is the view of homonymic clash discussed in Lass (1980: 75ff.). Here he spells out in detail the processes necessarily implied by Samuels' (1972: 142f.) position of the avoidance-of-homophones...