Alliteration in culture

edited by Jonathan Roper

Alliteration is all around us. From lovers of tongue-twisters to the work of political speech-writers, many make use of the trick of beginning words with the same sounds. * What effect does alliteration have? * What history does it have? * What are the terms we might best use to describe it? * And when might people wish to avoid it? This book gathers together an international group of specialists to answer these and other questions using examples drawn from their own research which fall in four continents and in a variety of periods over the last thousand years. Here you will find information on the names of Swedish people and English fields, poetry in Somali and in British Sign Language, and in what way Obama's Inaugural Address can be said to be 'average'.

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  • Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Key topics in the study of alliteration
  • J.Roper Love, Silver and the Devil: Alliteration in English Place-Names
  • J.Harte Alliteration in English-language Versions of Current Widespread European Idioms and Proverbs
  • F.C.Williams Alliteration in Inaugural Addresses: From George Washington to Barack Obama
  • H.Halmari Purposely to Please the Palates of Pretty Prattling Playfellows
  • P.Cowdell Dealing Dooms: Alliteration in the Old Frisian Laws
  • R.H.Bremmer Jr Restrictions on Alliteration and Rhyme in Contemporary Swedish Personal Names with an Old Germanic Retrospect
  • L.Hagasen Alliteration in the 'Prymskvioa' and in Chamisso's German translation
  • L.Naiditch Alliteration in Iceland: From the Edda to Modern Verse and Pop Lyrics
  • K.Arnason Alliteration Involving /s/ in the History of Icelandic poetry
  • R.I.Aoalsteinsson Alliteration in Mongol Poetry
  • G.Kara Around Analysis and Hypothesis of Hungarian Alliteration
  • V.Voigts Alliteration in (Balto-) Finnic Languages
  • Frog & E.Stepanova Alliteration in Somali Poetry
  • M.Orwin Alliteration in Sign Language Poetry
  • M.Kaneko Index

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書名 Alliteration in culture
著作者等 Roper Jonathan
出版元 Palgrave Macmillan
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 xiii, 253 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 9780230232648
NCID BB06887574
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス