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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 55–66.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Annabel Patterson Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 More Speech on Free Speech Annabel Patterson Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all lzberties.-Miltonl It is style which makes it possible to act...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (3): 372–374.
Published: 01 September 1943
... in his biography either footnotes or any extensive discussion of sources. J. H. E. SLATER University of Washington The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech. By JOSEPH SAR- GENT HALL. New York: King’s Crown Press (a branch of th*e...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (2): 250–251.
Published: 01 June 1946
... IJniversity Studies in Speech and Drama in Hotzor of Alexander M. Drunzmond. Edited by DONALDC. BRYANT,BARNARD HEWITT, KARL R. WAL- LACE,and HERBERTA. WICIILENS,Chairman. Ithaca : Cornell Uni- versity Press, 1944. Pp. viii + 472. $4.50. This volume is “offered to Professor Drummond...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., luxuriating in the pleasures and perplexities of Latin and English poetry since Shakespeare’s Troy: Drama, Politics, and the Translation of Empire (1997). Ovid and the Liberty of Speech in Shakespeare’s England reaffirms James’s position at the forefront of the field. The last word of the Metamorphoses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (4): 414.
Published: 01 December 1963
.... ROBERTSHULMAN University of Washington A Middle English Syntax: Part I (Parts of Speech). By TACNOF. MUSTA- NOJA. Helsinki : SociCtC NCophilologique, 1960. Pp. 702. $6.00. The Finnish scholar Mustanoja has given us a most useful tool in this Syntax. What with the failure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Allison Schachter By focusing on what Michael Silverstein calls nonreferential indexicality—those “features of speech independent of any referential speech event” that point to the “sociological relations of personae in the speech situation” and “accomplish socially constituted ends”—this essay...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (2): 123–149.
Published: 01 June 2024
...” alongside early modern prison literature, the essay argues that the speech’s work as lyric within tragic drama erodes dramatic irony, removing the audience from the superior knowledge position that such irony affords and that enables ableist perspectives to begin with. In shifting attention from tragic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by erasing the female voice. This essay instead explores parallels between Wroth’s poem and the metamorphosis of the Heliades, who turn into poplars while mourning their brother Phaeton in book 2 of the Metamorphoses . Their transformation is predicated on an act of female speech, however precarious...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 229–239.
Published: 01 June 1967
... (Berkeley and Los Angela, 1954), p. 23. 229 230 INTERIOR MONOLOGUE levels of conscious control before they are formulated for deliberate speech” (p. 24). These definitions are helpful, and they might seem adequate, were...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1988
... ungrammatical and rural. Does Silas’s typical manner of speech reinforce or detract from his moral makeup? And what about the substandard or nonstandard speech of other characters in this novel or in other works by Howells? What does such speech say about their social and ethical traits and, just...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 June 1981
... “To be or not to be” soliloquy seems a suggestive but occasionally confused meditation on the miseries of life, on suicide as an alternative, and, somewhat incongruously, on the issue of taking action. Among the perplexing features of the speech not ade- quately explained by any interpretation I have encountered is its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 1997
... U ntil the middle of the Seventeenth century, soliloquies in Euro- pean drama represented speeches by characters and did not rep- resent the thoughts of characters. When neoclassical canons of taste replaced Renaissance canons, it became “unnatural” for a character to talk to himself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 219–238.
Published: 01 September 1978
..., the fight with Grendel, the fight with Grendel’s mother), and each either promises or actually provides for the king’s sharing of treasure. Each, moreover, occurs after a proces- sion to the hall and an exchange of formal speeches, so that the feast, with its story-telling, treasure-giving, mead...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 341–362.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of feeling, memory, and ideas?  —  Vo lt a i r e , Dictionnaire philosophique arrots have long fascinated people, no doubt because of their Puncanny ability to reproduce fragments of human speech that can appear intelligent or even oracular.1 In the early modern period, however...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 167–184.
Published: 01 June 1990
... dictatores used De inuentione and Ad Herennium idiosyncratically to produce their own letters, there is no indication that they ever read the ancient ora- tor’s speeches. In their search for rules of letter writing, the dictatores could not turn to ancient prescriptions. The ancient literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 57–65.
Published: 01 March 1964
...Richard L. Hoffman Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 THE BURNING OF “BOKE” IN PZERS PLOWMAN By RICHARDL. HOFFMAN In an admirably detailed analysis of the speech of “Boke” in Piers PZowman,l R. E. Kaske has sought to associate the last...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 1969
... of circumstances, so that he is forced perhaps to seek in human speech capacities of a kind which do not require for their fulfillment any sort of subject matter. Flaubert once speculated fondly to his mistress concerning a book about nothing, a book dependent on nothing external, which would...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 339–353.
Published: 01 December 1975
...- jambment between stanzas decreases the strength of the tail-line to hold the stanza as a discrete unit, arid in some cases creates a stronger unit than the stanza itself. An obvious example is the speech which begins in one stanza arid ends in the next. When these arid other factors are taken...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (3): 207–223.
Published: 01 September 1987
.... In Othello, certainty is signaled by the lines, “She’s gone. I am abus’d, and my relief / Must be to loathe her’’ (III.iii.267-68). The sentence comes in the middle of a speech that begins in doubt and ends in the assertion of Desdemona’s infidelity. The nature of Othello’s doubt explains his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 320–338.
Published: 01 December 1987
... “humbled”- these remembered actions rather than the Count’s speeches convey his virtue in the King’s opinion; primarily, the Count’s modest deeds made him good and won him honor. More important, it is by his humble actions that his virtue can be known to succeeding generations; the King believes...