Seven Types of Intertextuality, and the Emic/Etic Distinction

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In an important paper from 2007, Toon Van Hal discussed the history of Neo-Latin research and its methods, or lack of them. Among other possible tools he mentioned the emic/etic distinction, introduced by Kenneth L. Pike in 1954, and in use among linguists and anthropologists. The emic/etic approach insists on the distinction between the two and demands that researchers are conscious of their own procedures. To a modern reader Neo-Latin poetry may seem just as strange as any foreign culture. An important factor in this strangeness is the overwhelming admiration for the ancients manifesting itself in a variety of intertextual devices of which seven are discussed here with examples from Danish Latin poetry 1552–1615. Seen with an emic or an etic eye different aspects of this highly sophisticated literature are revealed, and the author reflects a little on her own approach.
Translated title of the contributionSyv slags intertekstualitet og distinktionen mellem emisk og etisk
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Conventus Neo-Latini Albasitensis : Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies
EditorsFlorian Schaffenrath, María Teresa Santamaría Hernández
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationLeiden
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9789004427099
ISBN (Electronic)9789004427105
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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