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Alexander, Louis George (1932–2002), language teacher and author

Christopher Brumfit.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1021 words.

Alexander, Louis George (1932–2002), language teacher and author, was born Elias George Ftyaras on 15 January 1932 at 116 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the son of George Elias...

Algirdas Julien Greimas

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1917–92)

*Structuralist, semiologist, whose work influenced figures as diverse as Roland Barthes and Fredric Jameson (an avid exponent of Greimas's semiotic squares). He was part...

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Child, Francis James

Benjamin Franklin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Education; Linguistics; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 827 words.

Child, Francis James (01 February 1825–11 September 1896), philologist and editor, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Child, a sailmaker, and Mary James. After attending...

Child, Francis James (1825–1896), philologist and ballad scholar

Sigrid Rieuwerts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1344 words.

Child, Francis James (1825–1896), philologist and ballad scholar, was born on 1 February 1825 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Joseph Child (1792–1879), sailmaker, and his wife, Alice, née Jame...

Conches, William de (c. 1085–c. 1154), grammarian and commentator on classical texts

John Marenbon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Classical Studies. 1282 words.

Conches, William de (c. 1085–c. 1154), grammarian and commentator on classical texts, derived from Conches in south-east Normandy. The most important source for his life is the Metalogicon ...

denotation and connotation

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

Two interrelated orders of meaning operating simultaneously in a single cultural object: the first order, denotation, functions to state ‘what is’; the second order, connotation, functions...

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dialogism

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Linguistics.

1. In literary works, Bakhtin's term for a style of discourse in which characters express a variety of (potentially contradictory) points of view rather than being mouthpieces...

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Follett, Wilson

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1264 words.

Follett, Wilson (21 March 1887–07 January 1963), author and editor, was born Roy Wilson Follett in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, the son of Charles William Follett, a worker in a...

Furnivall, Frederick James (1825–1910), textual scholar and editor

William S. Peterson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 3882 words.

Furnivall, Frederick James (1825–1910), textual scholar and editor, was born on 4 February 1825 in Egham, Surrey, the eldest of the nine children of George Frederick Furnivall (1781–1865)...

Louis Hjelmslev

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1899–1965), Danish linguist, founder and leader of the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen.

He counts as one of the major exponents of European structural linguistics after Saussure....

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Mores, Edward Rowe (1730–1778), antiquary and historian of printing

Jeffrey Makala.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1730 words.

Mores, Edward Rowe (1730–1778), antiquary and historian of printing, was born on 13 January 1730 in Tunstall, Kent, the son of the Revd Edward Mores (d. 1740), rector of Tunstall, and Sarah...

Morris, Richard (1833–1894), scholar of early English and philologist

J. S. Cotton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 830 words.

Morris, Richard (1833–1894), scholar of early English and philologist, was born at Bermondsey, London, on 8 September 1833, the son of David Morris, a Welsh hatter. He trained as an...

Murray, Hilda Mary Emily Ada Ruthven (1875–1951), philologist and literary scholar

R. W. Burchfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 844 words.

Murray, Hilda Mary Emily Ada Ruthven (1875–1951), philologist and literary scholar, was born on 17 November 1875 at Hammer's Lane, Mill Hill, London, the fifth child and eldest daughter of...

Otis, Brooks

E. Christian Kopff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1247 words.

Otis, Brooks (10 June 1908–26 July 1977), classical philologist and literary critic, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Otis, a doctor, and Marion Faxon. Like his father...

Palmer, Samuel (bap. 1692, d. 1732), printer and historian of printing

John C. Ross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Publishing; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1348 words.

Palmer, Samuel (bap. 1692, d. 1732), printer and historian of printing, was baptized on 31 August 1692 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the second and only surviving son of John Palmer (dnull...

Smith, Logan Pearsall

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1105 words.

Smith, Logan Pearsall (18 October 1865–02 March 1946), essayist, philologist, and critic, was born Lloyd Logan Pearsall Smith in Millville, New Jersey, the son of Robert Pearsall Smith, a...

synchronic and diachronic

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A binary pair introduced by Ferdinand de Saussure to define the two available temporal axes for the analysis of language, which can logically be extended to encompass virtually all forms of...

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Wardale, Edith Elizabeth (1863–1943), philologist and literary scholar

D. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 841 words.

Wardale, Edith Elizabeth (1863–1943), philologist and literary scholar, was born on 6 March 1863 at the rectory, Orcheston St Mary, Wiltshire, the daughter of the Revd John Wardale...

Whiter, Walter (1758–1832), philologist and literary scholar

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1036 words.

Whiter, Walter (1758–1832), philologist and literary scholar, born at Birmingham on 30 October 1758, was at King Henry VIII Grammar School, Coventry, for ten years, under Dr Edwards, where...