By Wolfgang Mieder

ISBN-10: 0313326983

ISBN-13: 9780313326981

Almost about every body has heard at the very least one proverb, and most of the people have heard extra. Proverbs supply a concise checklist of people knowledge and feature seemed in oral culture, literature, artwork, and pop culture for hundreds of years. essentially the most various and interesting forms of folklore, proverbs are studied in any respect degrees and are of curiosity to a variety of audiences. Written through the most important authority on proverbs, this reference supplies highschool scholars, undergraduates, and basic readers a concise but entire evaluation of proverbs in international tradition. the amount starts with definitions and classifications of proverbs and a dialogue in their foundation and dissemination. It then discusses a number of consultant proverbs from all over the world. this is often by way of a evaluation of scholarship on proverbs. The publication subsequent seems at how a number of proverbs have seemed in political speeches, literature, pop culture, and daily life. The instruction manual closes with a bibliography of print and digital assets and a word list. integrated are quite a few photographs illustrating the position of proverbs world wide.

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Tallinn, Estonia: Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SST, Institute of Language and Literature; also in Proverbium 2: 58–85. Mieder, Wolfgang. 1985. ” Proverbium 2: 109–143; also in Mieder 1993: 18–40. ———. 1990. ” Proverbium 7: 133–144. ———. 1991. ” Proverbium 8: 77–106; also in Mieder 1993: 152–172. ———. 1996a. ” In American Folklore: An Encyclopedia, ed. by Jan Harold Brunvand, 597–601. New York: Garland Publishing. ———. 1996b. ” In Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, ed. by Stephen H. Schneider, II, 617–621.

The value of such collections is clearly enhanced if they also contain key-word indices of the proverbs in the target languages, making them accessible reference works especially for translators. While some collections do include sources and other scholarly references (see for example Kuusi et al. 1985; Paczolay 1997), most of these volumes on the market cite texts alone. They are dictionaries and don’t claim to be more than that. * L’amour est aveugle. Die Liebe ist blind. L’amore è ceco. El amor es ciego Liubov’ clepa.

And yet, more often than not proverbs are cited in their standard traditional form to add some common sense to human communication. Definition and Classification 29 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Collections and book-length studies are listed in the major bibliography at the end of this book. Cross-references at the ends of entries correspond to collections listed in the bibliography. Arora, Shirley L. 1984. ” Proverbium 1: 1–38; also in Mieder 1994: 3–29. ———. 1991. ” Proverbium 8: 1–17. Baer, Florence E.

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