International Proverb Scholarship: An Updated Bibliography, 1993

ISSN 1323-4633
Volume 1 – Number 1 – 1995


This is the tenth annual bibliography which I have prepared for Proverbium, and I would like to thank all of those colleagues and friends from around the world who have helped me with this year’s bibliography, especially Charles C. Doyle (Athens/Georgia), Peter Grzybek (Graz), Malcolm Jones (Derbyshire), Christine Palm (Uppsala), Gyula Paczolay (Veszprém), and Helmut Walther (Wiesbaden). This list contains 134 entries and is once again solid proof for the energetic and dedicated work by scholars interested in paremiology in particular and phraseology in general.

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that I have finished yet another volume (the third!) of my annotated paremiological bibliography with the title International Proverb Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography. Supplement II (1982-1991). It contains 1565 new entries (nos. 3035-4599) and summarizes the scholarship of the last ten years by many proverb scholars. It does, of course, contain annotations of all publications that have been listed in my annual bibliographies in vols. 1-8 (1984-1991) of Proverbium. As you know, these yearly lists do not offer annotations due to space restrictions. The new book should be in print by the time this tenth volume of Proverbium will appear in October of 1993.

The full text of this bibliography is published in De Proverbio – Issue 1:1995, an electronic book, available from and other leading Internet booksellers.

1. Adeeko, Adeleke. Words’ Horse, or The Proverb as a Paradigm of Literary Understanding. Diss. University of Florida, 1991. 229 pp.
2. Baranov, A., and D. Dobrovol’skij. “Kognitive Modellierung in der Phraseologie: zum Problem der Aktuellen Bedeutung.” Beiträge zur Erforschung der deutschen Sprache, 10 (1991), 112-123.
3. Bizzarri, Hugo Oscar. “Es posible alcanzar una definicion precisa del ‘refrán’ medieval?” Studia Hispanica Medievalia. Eds. Rosa E. Penna and Maria A. Rosarossa. Buenos Aires: Jornadas de literatura española medieval, 1990. 65-69.
4. Bizzarri, Hugo Oscar. “Refranes, frases proverbiales y versos proverbializados en cuaderna via (el caso del Rimado de Palacio.” Proverbium, 9 (1992), 1-10.
5. Bowden, Betsy. “Fluctuating Proverbs in Three Eighteenth Century Modernizations of Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale.” Proverbium, 9 (1992), 11-29.
6. Braet, Herman. “‘Cucullus non facit monachum’: Of Beasts and Monks in the Old French Renart Romance.” Monks, Nuns, and Friars in Mediaeval Society. Eds. Edward B. King, Jacqueline T. Schaefer, and William B. Wadley. Sewanee/Tennessee: The Press of the University of the South, 1989. 161-169.
7. Broek, Marinus A. van den. “Spreekwoorden en zegswijzen.” Associatie-Memoriaal, 21, no. 4 (1992), 60-64.
8. Bryan, George B. “On the Theatrical Origin of the Expression ‘Green Room’.” Proverbium, 9 (1992), 31-36.
9. Burger, Harald. “Phraseologie und Intertextualität.” Europhras 90. Akten der internationalen Tagung zur germanistischen Phraseologieforschung, Aske/Schweden 12.-15. Juni 1990. Ed. Christine Palm. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 1991. 13-27.
10. Burns, D.A. “A Potpourri of Parasites in Poetry and Proverbs.” British Medical Journal, 303 (December 21-28, 1991), 1611-1614.

The full text of this bibliography is published in De Proverbio – Issue 1:1995, an electronic book, available from and other leading Internet booksellers.

1. Tóthné Litovkina, Anna. “Zvukovye osobennosti vengerskikh poslovits.” Congressus Septimus Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum, Sessiones Sectionum Dissertationes, Linguistica. Eds. Jakab László et al. Debrecen: CIFU, 1990. 325-330.
2. Tóthné Litovkina, Anna. “Egy sajátas müfaj: a közmondások ismeretének vizsgálata Tolna megyében.” Dunataj, 15, nos. 2-3 (1992), 63-73.
3. Tóthné Litovkina, Anna. “The Use of Proverbs in Contemporary Hungarian Society: A Study of National Identity Among Hungarians of Tolna County Through Proverbs.” European Journal for Semiotic Studies, 4, nos. 1-2 (1992), 289-316.
4. Uther, Hans-Jörg. “Machen Kleider Leute? Zur Wertigkeit von Kleidung in populären Erzählungen.” Jahrbuch für Volkskunde, no volume given (1991), 24-44.
5. Van Lancker, Diana. “The Neurology of Proverbs.” Behavioural Neurology, 3 (1990), 169-187.
6. Walther, Helmut. “‘Dein Wort in Gottes Ohr’.” Der Sprachdienst, 35, no. 5 (1991), 166.
7. Wandruszka, Mario. “Sprache aus Bildern.” In A. Wandruszka. Die europäische Sprachengemeinschaft. Deutsch-Französisch-Englisch-Italienisch-Spanisch im Vergleich. Tübingen: A. Francke, 1990. 51-76.
8. Weng, Jianhua. “Körperteilbezeichnungen in deutschen und chinesischen Phraseologismen.” Proverbium, 9 (1992), 249-266.
9. Wotjak, Barbara. Verbale Phraseolexeme in System und Text. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1992. 202 pp.

Wolfgang Mieder
Department of German and Russian
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University of Vermont
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