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Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Anne Storch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book deals with a specific form of language change: deliberate manipulations of a language by its speakers. These manipulations are based and depending on cultural and social contexts, they are ... More


Understanding and Remembering

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with an overview of the encoding, storage, and retrieval of memories. Important to the encoding process are attention, focus, understanding, and the agility of the working memory. ... More


Relationships and Communication Between Caregivers and Patients

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews four basic models for understanding the patient–practitioner relationship: paternalistic, expert, consumerist, and mutual. While some aspects of communication are well-predicted ... More


Francis Grose’s Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

JULIE COLEMAN

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557103
eISBN:
9780191719882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557103.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785), a shrewd appeal to the concerns of its time. Grose appears to have compiled and edited his dictionary ... More


A Common Language?

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

explores how certain writings represent people interacting across language differences. This involves trying to gain a sense of how people thought about their own language use, what they understood ... More


Christ as Agent

A. E. Harvey

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay of the emergence of the term Christ the Agent in the New Testament. The word agent appears attractive to modern theological writing because if offers a way of ... More


A Primer on Economic Concepts

Michael L. Walden

in North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832219
eISBN:
9781469605760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888742_walden.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is a book about the economy of North Carolina; as a result, economic concepts are used throughout. Like any discipline, economics has its own jargon. Jargon is really simply a shortcut for ideas ... More


Arche-jargon

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter was written for an MLA panel on ‘Critical Jargon’ and takes up the question of the responsibility of the writer to his or her readers. Most of those who use the word ‘jargon’ would ... More


Prologue

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter foregrounds the colonial factor embedded in language, and how it can impose a situation on other people, set verbal traps, and ease people into customary jargon. In what ... More


The Idea of Resistance

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter presents ideas that will prove central and the promise of Scottish Literature standing on its own feet, unbeholden to notions of genre, omniscience, and empire. It explains that ... More


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