Modern Languages (School of)
St Andrews has a long-standing reputation in particular for research in French, German, Italian, Russian and Hispanic Studies, and has expanded its interests to include Arabic, Persian and Comparative Literature. We also have a number of research institutes which allow colleagues with shared interests in different departments to work on research projects together. In addition to these concentrations, with their respective areas of interest covering a wealth of disciplines which include world literature, linguistics, cinema, history, gender, identity studies, and comparative literature.
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(2018-04-19) - Conference itemThe world’s oldest universities have started digitizing their historical student/staff records. Such data collections have the potential to provide valuable insights into the early educated population’s social and cultural ...
(University of St Andrews, 2012) - ThesisThe idea that passive sentences are equivalent in meaning to their active counterparts has raised numerous questions among linguists particularly for the last several decades. The main dilemma regarding this relationship ...
(2018-01-30) - Journal articleThe principal argument of this essay is that Theodor Fontane’s Quitt (1890) can be read as a critical engagement with utopianism. Quitt has previously been analysed as a utopian novel in a narrow sense, specifically because ...
Subsective gradience in 2nd participles : an aspectual approach to adjectival passives and attributive participles in English (2018-01-23) - ThesisThis study investigates the adjectival passive, in accordance with Beedham’s (2005, 1982) analysis of the passive as an aspect, with the caveat that telicity is an optimal, not sufficient, condition. The affinity of the ...
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