By Jonathan Roper

ISBN-10: 0230232647

ISBN-13: 9780230232648

Alliteration happens in a wide selection of contexts in stress-initial languages, together with Icelandic, Finnish and Mongolian. it may be present in English from Beowulf to The solar. however, alliteration is still an unexamined phenomenon. This pioneering quantity takes alliteration as its crucial concentration throughout quite a few languages and domain names.

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PN Gl – Smith, Albert Hugh, 1964–65, The Place-Names of Gloucestershire, English Place-Name Society 38–41. PN Hrt – Gover, John, Allen Mawer and Frank Stenton, 1938, The Place-Names of Hertfordshire, English Place-Name Society 15. PN Hu – Mawer, Allen and Frank Stenton, 1926, The Place-Names of Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire, English Place-Name Society 3. PN L – Cameron, Kenneth, 1985–2001 (and ongoing), The Place-Names of Lincolnshire, English Place-Name Society 58, 64/5, 66, 71, 73, 77. PN Lei – Cox, Barrie, 1998–2004 (and ongoing), The Place-Names of Leicestershire, English Place-Name Society 75, 78 and 81.

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4. G. Foxall, Shropshire Field-Names, Shrewsbury: Shropshire Archaeological Society, 1980, p. 25. 5. , p. 25. 6. Such was the judgement of Jesus College on Walter Shandy’s argumentative powers – Sterne, Tristram Shandy, bk 1, ch. 19. 7. Field, Dictionary of Field-Names, p. 13. 8. Field, History of Field-Names, p. 42. 9. Foxall, Shropshire Field-Names, p. 25. 10. Allen Mawer, The Place-Names of Northumberland and Durham, Cambridge University Press, 1920, p. 196. 11. But there is one context in which alliteration is not derogatory – in the choice of pub names.

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