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(2017-08-03) - Journal articleThis article considers why the controversial Spanish playwright Alfonso Sastre, working within the constraints imposed by the Franco dictatorship (1939–75), chose to create versions of two plays by Sean O’Casey, an Irish ...
(2017-05-01) - Journal articleThis article explores the interactions between photography and self-writing in contemporary Spanish autobiography. Through the analysis of autobiographies by Carmen Martín Gaite and Paloma Díaz-Mas, the presence of the ...
A holistic sociolinguistic perspective on the grammarians and ouisme in the phonetic history of French (2017-04) - Journal articleThis study investigates early-modern grammarians of French and their accounts of an intriguing and famous phenomenon called ‘ouisme’. The research targets a gap in the field, as ‘ouisme’ has remained, paradoxically, little ...
(Routledge, 2015-09-01) - Book item
(2017) - Journal articleThis study has both the purpose of re-introducing scholars to a rich trove of information about many criminal nicknames from the seventeenth century and the purpose of demonstrating that the creativity, and even exaggeration, ...