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Why Do We Quote?

The Culture and History of Quotation

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 studie...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Year of publication : 2011
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 11 January 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781906924348
  • Electronic ISBN : 9781906924355
  • Number of pages : 343 p.

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