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Are All Generics Created Equal?

Francis Jeffry Pelletier

in Kinds, Things, and Stuff: Mass Terms and Generics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382891
eISBN:
9780199870493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382891.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the differing ways that characterizing generic sentences can be expressed. For instance, we might hear ‘Birds typically fly’ or ‘Usually, birds fly,’ using adverbs. But ... More


Introduction

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is established, in the first instance, as an input to the study of South African literature of the period between 1948 and 2000—the period of the National Party's political domination, as ... More


Broadcasting Modernism

Debra Rae Cohen, Michael Coyle, and Jane Lewty (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033495
eISBN:
9780813038315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033495.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

It has long been accepted that film helped shape the Modernist novel and that Modernist poetry would be inconceivable without the typewriter. Yet radio, a key influence on Modernist literature, ... More


Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England

Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698233
eISBN:
9780191803772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698233.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Biography appears to thrive as never before; and there clearly remains a broad readership for literary biography. But the methods and approaches of recent criticism which have contributed rich ... More


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