Studia Anglica Posnaniensia: international review of English Studies

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 4, December

A Testimonie's Stance: Editorial Positioning in AElfric's Sermo in Die Pascae
Being one of the first texts to reproduce in printed form the Anglo-Saxon characters, A Testimonie of Antiquity, basically an edition of AElfric's "Sermo in Die Pascae', has been the object of philological studies. Its subject matter related to the...
Authority in Lowth's and Priestley's Prefaces to Their English Grammars
The eighteenth century was a crucial period in the process of codification of the English language and in the history of English grammar writing (Tieken-Boon van Ostade 2008b). The need for grammars to provide linguistic guidance to the upper social...
Lexical Borrowings and Calques from African American Slang in Polish Youth Slang-A Study Based on a Selected Internet Forum
The aim of the article is to present a very preliminary chunk of a wider study of Polish slang, whose aim is to pinpoint lexical influence of American English in broad terms and the usage and understanding among Polish youngsters of various types of...
Linguistics: Types of Lexical Complexity in English: Syntactic Categories and the Lexicon
This study focuses on minimal (non-compound, non-phrasal) signs that are nevertheless internally complex in their syntactic categorization. Sometimes this is signalled by morphology --affixation or internal modification. But there are also conversions....
Memory and Forgetting in Lisa Appignanesi's the Memory Man
The aim of this paper is to look at Lisa Appignanesi's novel The memory man ([2004] 2005), which won the 2005 Holocaust Literature Award, and examine the patterns of remembering and forgetting as indispensable aspects conducive to the formation of...
Reduplication of Consonant Graphemes in the Ormlum in the Light of Late Old English Scribal Evidence
As opposed to previous studies, which usually attempt to refute the traditional interpretation put on the use of double consonants in The Ormulum, and attempt to advance an alternative explanation for the abnormally frequent use of <CC> digraphs,...
The God of the Middle English Cleanness and His Erotic Exhortations of Purity
The Middle English Cleanness is a poem unique in the medieval context in that it couples its homophobic discourse with a powerful vindication of sexual pleasure and its role in relationships without referring to the procreative telos of marriage. In...
"The Undiscovered Country", "A Kind Behind the Door", "Neverland", or "A Small Unfocused Blur": Uncanny Literary Definitions of Death
Known yet unknown, undiscovered yet constantly discovered and re-discovered, death has always been a gold mine providing ideas, work and wages for scientists, sociologists, philosophers, artists, literary critics, and many others who find life's provisionality...
When William Met Mary: The Rewriting of Mary Lamb's and William-Henry Ireland's Stories in Peter Ackroyd's the Lambs of London
Peter Ackroyd's London novels represent a distinctive component in his project of composing a literary-historical biography of the city. Understanding London as a multilayered palimpsest of texts, Ackroyd adds to this ongoing process by rewriting the...
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