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Alliterativa Causa
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1/18/2013 to 1/19/2013
When: 1/18/2013
Where: Warburg Institute, University of London, School of Advanced Study

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A conference organized by the Folklore Society, the University of Tartu and the Warburg Institute

Alliteration, the repetition of the initial sounds of words as for instance in 'sessions of sweet silent thought', is a widespread feature of verbal art. Yet its 'rules' and meaning vary greatly in different languages, periods and genres. This conference attempts to investigate some of the uses alliteration has been and is still put to. Presenters will discuss alliteration in verse in a variety of languages, including Icelandic, Georgian, Karelian, Estonian, Russian and English. And alliteration in prose will not be neglected either, with coverage of Finnish, Latvian, and Irish Gaelic examples amongst others. Genres under discussion will include proverbs, Lutheran hymns, laments and Arthurian legends.

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Jonathan Roper (Folklore Society/University of Tartu) and Caroline Oates (Folklore Society/Warburg Institute)

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