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Full Title: Alliterativa Causa

Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 18-Jan-2013 - 19-Jan-2013
Contact: Jonathan Roper
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Meeting URL: http://www.folklore-society.com/resources/alliterativa-causa-cfp.pdf
Meeting Description: Alliterativa Causa
A conference about alliteration in prose and verse

Following on from the conference on alliteration held at the Warburg Institute in 2007, and the recent volume ‘Alliteration in Culture’ (Palgrave, 2011), the Folklore Society intends to hold another conference dedicated to alliteration, Alliterativa Causa, once again at the Warburg Institute, London, on January 18-19, 2013.

The conference should prove of interest to those in the fields of language, traditional culture, stylistics, linguistic anthropology, folkloristics, and related areas.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Phonology; Semantics; Translation
LL Issue: 23.916

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