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And I quote... : a history of using other people's words / Elizabeth Knowles.

And I quote... : a history of using other people's words / Elizabeth Knowles.
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ISBN 9780198766759
Name Knowles, Elizabeth author.
Title And I quote... : a history of using other people's words / Elizabeth Knowles.
Edition First edition.
Oxford, United Kingdom : 2018.
Description 243 pages ; 22 cm.
Content Types text
still image
Media Types unmediated
Carrier Types volume
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Quotations are an essential part of the fabric of the language. In And I quote, Elizabeth Knowles draws on her experience editing the 'Oxford Dictionary of Quotations' and employs a wide repertoire of examples, ranging from the classical canon to contemporary popular culture, to illuminate just how and why we quote. 00Her investigation focuses on how we find, choose, and use quotations in 21st century English, but it also leads her back in time to follow the journeys taken by individual quotes, as their meaning changes subtly - and sometimes not so subtly - over the decades and in many cases the centuries. In following the often-surprising stories of individual quotations, we gain an understanding of how they establish themselves, and to what degree they can develop a life independent of their original coinage.00Everyone has their own quotations 'vocabulary', and each reader of the book will think of further items that they would use and wish to explore, but the journeys mapped here illuminate the many fascinating ways in which quotations have embedded themselves in the language, from the earliest dictionaries of quotations to the online world we experience today.
Subjects Quotation -- History
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