Miracle-working plants: Slavic parallels
This article presents an ethnolinguistic study. The magic properties of certain herbs – as seen in the cultural traditions of South, East, and West Slavs – are described in a comparative aspect. The author also examines different herbs that exhibit similar features. It is concluded that the magic properties ...
Linguistic criteria for the differentiation between signs and superstitions
Signs and superstitions currently make a promising object of research in cognitive linguistics. However, they are often confused with constructs of a different nature— usually with folk magic prophecies. The article presents a set of criteria that clearly distinguish between the two. The most important criterion is the focus on action (or rejection thereof) in magical prophecies and the principled external eventfulness in signs. A sharp ...
Anagrams in the discourse of baroque ‘tacit theology’: The case of the Königsberg poetic circle of the 17th century
... Ronsard P. de: Abrege de l’art poetique franqois. Paris, 1565.
13. Scaliger J. C. Poetices libri septem. Faks. Nachdr. d. Ausg. Lyon, 1561 mit einer Einl. von A. Buck. Stuttgart/Bad Cannstatt, 1964.
baroque poetry, anagram, theology, Königsberg, magic, semiotics, philosophy, eschatology.