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Nondescriptive Meaning

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows how the expression theory can account for four cases of nondescriptive meaning: interjections, syncategorematic terms, words with conventional implicatures, and non-declarative ... More


Meaning without Truth

Stefano Predelli

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695638
eISBN:
9780191760785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695638.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book discusses the relationships between two fundamental semantic notions, meaning and truth. Part one (chapters 1–3) begins with the study of phenomena that have little or nothing to do with ... More


An Introduction to Non Truth-Conditional Meaning

Stefano Predelli

in Meaning without Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695638
eISBN:
9780191760785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695638.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter introduces the idea of meaning-encoded constraints on appropriate use, hereinafter labelled as ‘bias’. It begins with the case of simple interjections, and it continues with instances ... More


Towards a Logic for ‘Alas’

Stefano Predelli

in Meaning without Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695638
eISBN:
9780191760785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695638.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is devoted to a formal, model-theoretic presentation of a ‘logic’ for ‘alas’. Given the approach to ‘alas’ in terms of bias, in chapter four, the ‘logic’ in question reflects the idea of ... More


Audience Response and Expressive Pitch Inflections in a Live Recording of Legendary Singer Kesar Bai Kerkar

Wim van der Meer

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines several “snapshots” from a recording by the legendary singer Kesar Bai Kerkar (1892–1977), in which the customary audience response to a concert of classical Hindustani music, ... More


Sounds and their functions

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the analysis of phonetic and phonological patterns. Every grammar should have a chapter, fairly close to the beginning, on the phonological, and phonetic, make-up of the ... More


Disgust and Delight: The Polysemous Exclamation αἰβοῖ‎ in Attic Comedy

Daniel B. Levine

in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the interjection αἰβοῖ‎, which occurs sixteen times in Aristophanes’ first six plays and once in Menander—and in no other texts. The chapter places the expression within the ... More


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