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Anglo Cultural Scripts Seen through Middle Eastern Eyes

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter introduces the theory of “cultural scripts” and shows how it can help to explain miscommunication between “Anglos” and people from other cultural backgrounds. The notion of “cultural ... More


Extensions and intensions: language, mind, and world

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The Fregean and the modern schemata for extensions and intensions of terms, predicates, and propositions are subjected to a new critique and are revised accordingly, whereby an intensional ontology ... More


Partition and Revision: The Semantics of Counterfactuals

Angelika Kratzer

in Modals and Conditionals: New and Revised Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234684
eISBN:
9780191738432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234684.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter develops an analysis of counterfactuals in a premise semantics. The truth of a counterfactual conditional depends on a set of premises that represent the facts of the world. ... More


An Investigation of the Lumps of Thought 1

Angelika Kratzer

in Modals and Conditionals: New and Revised Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234684
eISBN:
9780191738432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234684.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 5 investigates premise splitting and lumping in counterfactual reasoning. Understanding what holds a lump of premises together calls for a semantics based on partial possible worlds or ... More


Linguistic Features and Writer’s Stance in Investigation Reports

Priscilla Leung

in Professional Communication: Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099654
eISBN:
9789882207295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099654.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In writing a successful text, writers of professional discourses have to be able to describe, inform, convince, or instruct so that their communicative purposes can be fulfilled. During this ongoing ... More


Language and symbolic culture: an outcome of hunter-gatherer reverse dominance

Chris Knight

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Using language is ‘doing things with words’, but the action takes place not within physical reality (the world of brute facts) but exclusively within virtual reality (the world of institutional ... More


Naming the World or Construing the World?

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter addresses the widespread illusion that the structure of reality can be discussed in English in a way independent of the structure of the English language itself. It also discusses ... More


Analyzing causation in light of intuitions, causal statements, and science

Max Kistler

in Causation in Grammatical Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199672073
eISBN:
9780191751240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes a philosophical account of causation that is compatible both with most common-sense intuitions and with contemporary science. Criteria of correctness for a philosophical theory ... More


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