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Motoneurone populations and the gradation of muscle force

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Muscle force may be graded by two mechanisms (often used in parallel): (a) by activating a larger or smaller number of units (recruitment gradation), (b) by changing the spike-frequency for already ... More


Graded Modality: Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Daniel Lassiter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198701347
eISBN:
9780191770616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics

This book explores graded expressions of modality, a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. Studies on modal language to date have largely focussed on a small and ... More


Sunset Trailer Park: With Florence Bérubé

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.14
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents an expanded version of a talk Berube presented in 1997 at an academic conference called “The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness.” Here, Berube continued his autobiographical ... More


The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This book offers both a linguistic and anthropological perspective on the expression of information sources, as well as inferences, assumptions, probability and possibility, and gradations of doubt ... More


Relations between premodifiers

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Noun phrases are often seen as having a ‘stacked’ or layered structure, in which each dependent forms a separate binary constituent with what follows or precedes it. One complication is that ... More


Sound symbolism

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter treats various forms of acoustic and perceptual motivation of word forms, specifically (i) the motivation of words by our perception of sounds in nature or the environment, (ii) the ... More


Reduplicative and conjunctive formations

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the principles that underlie the formation and ordering of the constituents in reduplicative and conjunctive formations, some with rhyme or near-rhyme, others with vowel ... More


Crisis and maturity: introducing Ṣadrā’s ontology

Ibrahim Kalin

in Mullā Ṣadrā

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199451173
eISBN:
9780199082858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451173.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Sadra lamented the gradual disappearance of ‘existence’ (al-wujud) as the ground of philosophical and theological thinking and criticized attempts to explain reality with the epistemic and ... More


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