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Translating 'I': Dante, literariness and the inherent multimodality of language

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This chapter explores the inherent multimodality of language across sight and sound. Specifically, it considers the letter “│”, offered by Adam in Dante’s Paradiso as the word for God in his long-lost Edenic language, and of course familiar in English as the first-person subject pronoun (sometimes mistaken for the number 1). This “│” can function both as an image and as something that has a linguistic (e.g., metrical) value, and therefore it complicates multimodal analyses. Because of this, i...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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English Faculty
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St Anne's College
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117-133
Host title:
Translation and Multimodality: Beyond Words
Chapter number:
5
Place of publication:
Abingdon
Publication date:
2019-10-30
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9780429341557
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1046123
ISBN:
9781138324435
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English
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2019-08-19

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