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Nympholepts in Ancient Greece

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Chapter 2 turns to nympholepsy understood as possession and looks at “real-life” nympholepts. It includes a survey of the archaeological evidence from caves and sanctuaries, including inscriptions ... More


Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... More


The Consequences of Possession

Eric Descheemaeker (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748693641
eISBN:
9781474400930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693641.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The comparative law of property is a budding, but still extremely underdeveloped, field of study; yet its importance is self-evident in an age of Europeanisation of law and legal scholarship. ... More


Conquest 1

Alan Atkinson

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the meaning, method, and practice of conquest in Australia. It suggests that the continent and islands of Australia were claimed for the British Empire in an interlinked chain ... More


Tradition and transformation: Possession and fairytales

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter proposes a reading of Byatt's œeuvre as a continuous series of reimaginings of the art of storytelling and its different (dis)contents. It focuses on Possession and Byatt's interest in ... More


Introduction

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the two major puzzles posed by possession sentences: the too-many-meanings puzzle and the too-many-(surface)-structures puzzle. The too-many-meanings puzzle is that languages ... More


Previous Approaches to Predicative Possession: A Guide for the Perplexed

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter aims to summarize previous approaches to the too-many-meanings puzzle and the too-many-surface-structures puzzle, providing a uniquely detailed and up-to-date appreciation of recent ... More


The Micro-Comparative Syntax of Possession in Quechua

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The approach of this book makes two important predictions different from those of the Freeze/Kayne tradition: (a.) possession constructions can vary in the place in the structure where the possessor ... More


Building and Interpreting HAVE Sentences

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter extends the analysis to HAVE sentences, arguing that HAVE is the form that BE takes when it is combined with a transitive Voice head. This approach correctly predicts the various ... More


Consequences and Comparisons

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter compares the analysis of HAVE from chapter 4 with the standard analysis of HAVE found in the Freeze/Kayne tradition. Whereas the present approach takes HAVE to be BE plus a transitive ... More


Extending the Typology I: Predicativization

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Stassen (2009) points out a set of possession constructions in which the possessee appears as the predicate in a copular construction. In these constructions, the possessee appears to be marked by a ... More


Extending the Typology II: The WITH-Possessive

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter sketches an analysis of WITH-Possessives. It is argued that the analysis of Levinson (2011) is correct in its essentials, and that Levinson’s approach can be broadened to account for ... More


Conclusions and Prospects

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter begins by giving a brief overview of the arguments made in the main body of the book. It then examines prospects for extending the approach to other constructions that involve HAVE and ... More


Why Protect Possession?

Descheemaeker Eric

in The Consequences of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748693641
eISBN:
9781474400930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693641.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Using a comparative analysis – mainly looking at French law with some incursions into English law – this chapter examines the effects of possession through the example of possessory protection in ... More


‘Things as they are’: William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft and the perils of the present

Jonathan Dent

in Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how, in Caleb Williams (1794), Godwin brings the Gothic to bear on the eighteenth century. It considers the novel as a manifestation of his radical views outlined in Political ... More


Rowan Williams and Ecological Rationality

Jarrod Longbons

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes issue with Slavoj Žižek’s announcement of the “death of ecology.” The “death of ecology” addresses the claim that there is a difference between culture and nature, comforting us ... More


Spaces of Refusal: Photophobic Spirits and the Technical Medium of Photography

Heike Behrend

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the West, photography and spirit, far from being opposites, have been seen as peculiarly analogous and adapted to one another. Since the beginning of spirit photography in the 1860s, the camera, ... More


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