Phon-WHAT?

Phon-WHAT?

These roses are like various accents, and while phonetics will capture their beautiful colors and smells, phonology will elucidate the reasons behind their soil and climate requirements, their adaptability to various conditions, and quaint preferences towards particular neighbors…

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Why the history of English?

Why the history of English?

I leap at the chance, and with all my might I get down to explaining the difference between child and children, and book and flood, and I run to the board, and scribble passionately all the formulas and processes, making arrows, drawing circles, underlining, pointing, emphasizing, and when finally, filled with unbridled enthusiasm, I turn back to the students…

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BL Conference, Rome 2020

BL Conference, Rome 2020

Conference is the action of bringing together; it involves contribution and comparison of ideas. Understood as a rendezvous, it is often defined as “the act of conversing on serious subjects, formal discourse; oral discussion of any question.”

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What’s in the name? Anthology

What’s in the name? Anthology

“[S]cholars have not yet arrived at a consensus about a number of terms concerning compilation literature. As a result, terms such as compilation, collection, selection, anthology, corpus, miscellany, collectanea, anthology (sic), and florilegium are frequently used to refer to the same category of texts, without any distinction whatsoever […]” (Manafis 2020: 1.1.2)

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What’s in the name? Doctor

What’s in the name? Doctor

“Master Jacobus de Farneto of the Roman patrimony is appointed to teach grammar for the year 1384-1385 at Bologna…, and he must take his doctor’s degree or at least the licentiate before next Christmas…” Teaching Appointment Conditional on Receiving the Doctorate” (Teaching Appointment…)

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Pietà, a portrait of the Passion

Pietà, a portrait of the Passion

Given the context of patronage great painters and sculptors historically thrived in, it’s no wonder many masterpieces followed from religious exultation. Among them, undoubtedly, is Pietà, this embodiment of mother’s grief after the loss of her child.

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What’s in the name? University

What’s in the name? University

Many associate “university,” this ancient “studium generale,” with universal knowledge ― Hastings Rashdall, a 19th c. historian of universities, debunks this stereotype. What university has certainly always been is universally accessible and generally open to folks from all around.

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