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Interpreting State Code: State of Nevada v. Preferred Equities Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Free shuttle buses that are often used to transport clients or customers from one designated location to another are usually not permitted to compete with common carrier transportation. One such ... More


Elements of Contract Interpretation

Steven J. Burton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337495
eISBN:
9780199868650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337495.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines the American law of contract interpretation in detail. Intended primarily for lawyers, judges, legal scholars, and law students, the book focuses attention on the elements of ... More


Animacy and Intention in the Brain: Neuroscience of Social Event Perception

Andrea S. Heberlein

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines a set of related concepts, including judgments of animacy, judgments of agency or intentionality, and anthropomorphizing, focusing on the functional neuroanatomy of each ... More


Costs and Payoffs Are Instructions

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter states the problem of internally contradictory or ambiguous instructions; shows how the specification of costs, payoffs, and exchange rates solves it; and discusses necessary properties ... More


Ambiguous and Variable Ethnics

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses ambiguous and individual variable ethnics. Although differentiated and ambiguous, place-names and their ethnics are especially a feature of the Hellenistic age, the phenomenon ... More


Supreme Court Decisions Since Miranda

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

in The Miranda Ruling: Its Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730902
eISBN:
9780199776986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.003.006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The Supreme Court has decided more than 50 appeals relevant to its Miranda ruling since 1966. Though not completely so, the bulk of these decisions has been to restrict the situations and behaviors ... More


Unresolved Grief, Reenactment, and Decline

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Because the existing mental model for organizations is based on notions of rationality, control and social engineering, the human reactions to loss of attachments is given little recognition. ... More


Le Misanthrope: the raisonneur as friend and rival

Michael Hawcroft

in Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with Philinte in Le Misanthrope, the long-suffering friend of the foolish and morally ambiguous protagonist Alceste. The play pits these two characters against each other: Alceste ... More


Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration

Aoileann Ní Mhurchú

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692774
eISBN:
9781474406499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692774.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Citizenship is widely understood in binary statist terms: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, particularism/universalism, with the emphasis on how globalisation brings such binaries into sharp focus ... More


The Ambiguity Question

Steven J. Burton

in Elements of Contract Interpretation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337495
eISBN:
9780199868650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337495.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter considers the question of ambiguity. Under the plain meaning rule, an unambiguous contract will be given its unambiguous meaning as a matter of law. When determining whether a contract ... More


Objective Contextual Interpretation

Steven J. Burton

in Elements of Contract Interpretation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337495
eISBN:
9780199868650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337495.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter presents and justifies a normative theory of contract interpretation. It considers the three tasks of contract interpretation in terms of the relevant goals in order to determine which ... More


Introduction: Emancipation and the Modern Jewish Identity

Michael Clark

in Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses issues of modern Jewish identity and definition. Specifically, it explores how emancipation in Europe's nation states dissolved traditional patterns of Jewish ... More


Establishment and Emancipation: The Formation of Anglo‐Jewish Identity, 1656–1858

Michael Clark

in Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides historical background on the Jewish experience in modern Britain. Surveying the history of the minority from the mid-17th century Resettlement to the mid-19th century campaign ... More


Textualism and Its Canons

Lackland H. Bloom

in Methods of Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377118
eISBN:
9780199869510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377118.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of several of the primary interpretive canons that the Court has employed throughout its history in discerning constitutional meaning from the text. In ... More


The Creation of Administrative and Landowning Categories

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes how the legal aspects of land ownership on the coast were confused by the ambiguous status of the area. Theoretically, the coast was the domain of the Sultan of Zanzibar, it ... More


Dynamic Interpretations of Covariation Data

Woo kyoung Ahn, Jessecae K. Marsh, and Christian C. Luhmann

in Causal Learning: Psychology, Philosophy, and Computation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195176803
eISBN:
9780199958511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176803.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Many models of causal induction are based on covariation information, which depicts whether the presence or absence of an event co-occurs with the presence or absence of another event. In all ... More


Introduction: The Allure of Ambiguity: The “West” and the Making of Thai Identities

Rachel Harrison

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter investigates the ways of drawing Siam/Thailand into potential comparative debate with a broader, global field via an engagement with postcolonial thought. It examines the ... More


Sea and coast

Gillian Rudd

in Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072482
eISBN:
9781781701713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter focuses on the sea and coast, which appears to defy expression. It notes that descriptions of the sea are usually lacking in the very texts one might expect to find them. It then ... More


Flowers and Boars: Surmounting Sexual Binarism in Spenser's Garden of Adonis

Judith H. Anderson

in Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The use of mons veneris and mons pubis by Spenser makes the Garden Mount ambiguously sexed because it has the features that could be related to either sex. The mons pubis stanza also suggests the ... More


Ambiguous Loss

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines cases of people who walk out on their families and the impact of this on those left behind, along with the continuing search for answers by those whose relations disappeared for ... More


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