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Narrative in English Conversation. A Corpus Analysis of Storytelling
Alongside set-piece storytelling with its clear separation from other forms of human speech (not the least by its traditional openings and closings), there is a humbler and more widespread form of ...
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English Verbal Charms
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Typologising English Charms
When charms first began to be published as objects of scholarly curiosity (rather than as items with a possibly practical application), they tended to be presented, perhaps understandably, in aExpand
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Charms, Charmers and Charming
We have the honour to invite you to our international conference on Charms, Charmers and Charming and would be honoured if you contributed to its success by sharing your research findings. TheExpand
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Introduction: Key Topics in the Study of Alliteration
In a sense the international study of alliteration is only now beginning. The phenomenon of the repetition of word-initial sounds (to give a simple definition of alliteration) is a widespread one,Expand
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CHARMS, CHANGE AND MEMORY: SOME PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING VARIATION
The following paper takes as its starting point the fact that renditions of the ‘same’ verbal charm may differ on separate occasions. It will suggest that this phenomenon, observed especially inExpand
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ENGLISH ORATURE, ENGLISH LITERATURE: THE CASE OF CHARMS
Traditional charms are a part of English orature; charms in literature are a part of English literature. This simple distinction does not, however, tell the whole story: charms, as is well known, areExpand
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Doctor Collins, Ivan the Terrible and the ‘First Recorded’ Russian Folktales
Abstract The Present State of Russia (1671) contains important records of traditional narratives relating to Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible) collected by Samuel Collins, an Englishman who served as TsarExpand
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