Some singular cases cannot be explained as proper scribal
What d'Avray calls the "technical" and "complex" arguments about the loss rates of scribal
copies that he "inflict[s]" on his readers (52) may not be riveting for the general reader--whoever he or she is--but they are meticulously and pointedly made.
He argues that Huygen had access to early scribal
copies of Donne's poems, perhaps from the early 1620s if not earlier, and is able to situate the sources for the translations, which are the earliest known to exist, in the overall stemma for each poem.
How is one to distinguish scribal
errors from errors of the author (whose knowledge of the language he is translating might well be faulty), or from errors of a corrupt original or from contaminations of other extant translations (182)?
He is closely attentive to the flaws of earlier imprint bibliography, with its neglect of the imported books people actually read, and orality and scribal
publication are promised their role, as are the problem of authorship, Rolf Engelsing's "reading revolution," and the concerns of Jurgen Habermas's "public sphere.
society: An essay on literacy and schooling in the information age.
The apparatus intelligibly reports variants, doubtful readings, and scribal
A sofer will also teach scribal
arts, and Rabbi Naomi Levy will conduct her renowned workshop on children's prayer.
Considering a wide range of languages, sociolinguists discuss the shift from spoken vernacular to written form; standardization versus regionalization and de-standardization; and idiosyncrasy, scribal
standards, and registers.
Because of the abundant source materials, he spends a good proportion of the chapter dealing with scribal
schools (edubba) and education in the Old Babylonian period.
When a scribal
reading differs from a standard liturgical source, however, the editor has wisely favored the latter source.
2), she interweaves cuneiform mathematics with scribal
and institutional activities in each period.