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Myth, Fiction, Innovation

Matthew Wright

in Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274512
eISBN:
9780191706554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274512.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Euripides' use of myth in the escape-tragedies. It begins with a detailed discussion of the terms ‘myth’ and ‘plot’ in relation to Greek tragedy, and explores the precise extent ... More


Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Catherine Gallagher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Historical “what-if” scenarios abound in our current political, academic, legal, cultural, and literary discourses. This book reveals the origins and development of the counterfactual mode of ... More


Finiteness and the verb

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume I: The Domain of Syntax

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608317
eISBN:
9780191732034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608317.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter assesses the often‐asserted verbal character of finiteness. In the first place it illustrates that other lexical categories, such as noun and adjective, can constitute the finite element ... More


A Critical Appraisal of James’s View of Causality

Edward H. Madden

in Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter offers a critical appraisal of William James's view of causality. As early as the 1870s, James insisted that properties and events are not always logically and physically independent of ... More


Negation and Approximation of Antonymic Meanings as Configuration Construals in SPACE

Carita Paradis and Caroline Willners

in The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is a window into conceptual space through antonyms, negated antonyms, and antonyms modified by degree modifiers. It investigates native speakers’ understanding of negation in combination ... More


Introduction

Catherine Gallagher

in Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

The introduction defines what is meant by historical counterfactuals and delineates the three major forms that they take: analytical counterfactual histories, alternate histories, and ... More


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