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Words and weddings: shifts in the vocabulary of marriage and literature

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dc.contributor.advisor Harrison, Marlen Astl, Catherine 2019-01-02T16:37:52Z 2019-01-02T16:37:52Z 2017
dc.description.abstract Literature abounds with versions of courtship leading to marriage. By exploring the morphology and usage of words associated with matrimony, changes in grammar, as well as mining Greek, Elizabethan, Shakespearean, Romantic, and Victorian works, changes occurred in what marriage meant to society, and what words were used to describe marriage. Identifying patterns, alongside interdisciplinary applications, and the heavy use of New Historicism, shows how the institution of marriage –the modern ones based on relationships, versus mere family ties, rank, and “business-like” arrangements of old - resulted in an evolution that could only have come about with societal changes allowing that relearning. (Author abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (English) en_US
dc.subject.other linguistics en_US
dc.subject.other literature en_US
dc.subject.other English literature en_US
dc.subject.other marriage en_US
dc.subject.other relationships en_US
dc.subject.other vocabulary shifts en_US
dc.subject.other world history en_US
dc.title Words and weddings: shifts in the vocabulary of marriage and literature en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Astl, C. (2017). Words and weddings: shifts in the vocabulary of marriage and literature. Retrieved from en_US Master Arts en_US
dc.description.program English en_US College of Online and Continuing Education en_US
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dc.rightsHolder Astl, Catherine

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