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Why do we quote? the culture and history of quotation

"This fascinating book examines the ways in which we quote today and the curious history of how quoting became part of our everyday lives. Quoting provides a link to our loved ones ("as my mother used to say..."), to our religious and literary heritage, to past wisdom and to current attitudes. It can also be irritating, patronising, pedantic and, in some cases, illegal. Ruth Finnegan's meticulous study sheds new light on how quoting has been used in visual, oral and written traditions around the world. It is an enjoyable and engrossing read for anyone interested in language, culture and literature, and makes us rethink our ideas about originality, authorship and plagiarism"--Publisher's description.

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  • "Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an examination of the comparative and historical background that lies behind it and the characteristic way that quoting links past and present, the far and the near. Drawing from anthropology, cultural history, folklore, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, literary studies and the ethnography of speaking, Ruth Finnegan's fascinating study sets our present conventions into cross-cultural and historical perspective. She traces the curious history of quotation marks, examines the long tradition of quotation collections with their remarkable recycling across the centuries, and explores the uses of quotation in literary, visual and oral traditions. The book tracks the changing definitions and control of quoting over the millennia and in doing so throws new light on ideas such as 'imitation', 'allusion', 'authorship', 'originality' and 'plagiarism'"
  • ""This fascinating book examines the ways in which we quote today and the curious history of how quoting became part of our everyday lives. Quoting provides a link to our loved ones ("as my mother used to say..."), to our religious and literary heritage, to past wisdom and to current attitudes. It can also be irritating, patronising, pedantic and, in some cases, illegal. Ruth Finnegan's meticulous study sheds new light on how quoting has been used in visual, oral and written traditions around the world. It is an enjoyable and engrossing read for anyone interested in language, culture and literature, and makes us rethink our ideas about originality, authorship and plagiarism"--Publisher's description."@en

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  • "Livres électroniques"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Geschiedenis (vorm)"

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  • "Why Do We Quote?"
  • "Why do we quote? the culture and history of quotation"@en
  • "Why do we quote? the culture and history of quotation"
  • "Why do we quote? : the cullture and history of quotation"
  • "Why do we quote? : the culture and history of quotation"
  • "Why do we quote? : the culture and history of quotation"@en
  • "Why Do We Quote?: The Culture and History of Quotation"
  • "Why Do We Quote? the Culture and History of Quotation"
  • "Why do we quote ? : the culture and history of quotation"