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LINGUIST List 21.2152

Fri May 07 2010

Books: Ling & Literature: Robinson

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Grimm Language: Robinson

Message 1: Grimm Language: Robinson
Date: 07-May-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Grimm Language: Robinson
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Title: Grimm Language
Subtitle: Grammar, Gender and Genuineness in the Fairy Tales
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature 10
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LAL%2010

Author: Orrin W. Robinson
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288226 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288226 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233448 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233448 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00

Grimm Language addresses a number of issues in the Grimms' fairy
tales from a (Germanic) linguist's point of view. In sections dealing with
the Grimms' use of regional dialect material, various grammatical
constructions, and specific nouns and adjectives in their Children's and
Household Tales
, the author argues that the Grimms were consciously or
unconsciously following a number of objectives. These included reinforcing
the overall Germanic impression of the tales (though we now know that many
of them had French inspiration), striking the right balance between archaic
and colloquial language to arrive at an ideal narrative style for what was
arguably a new genre, and promoting or at least reflecting stereotypes
concerning the proper roles for boys and girls.

The book will be of interest not only to those interested in fairy tales,
and the Grimms' in particular, but also more generally to those interested
in the intersection between linguistics and literary scholarship.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng )

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