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Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The vocabulary of wine is large and exceptionally vibrant—from straight-forward descriptive words like “sweet” and “fragrant”, colorful metaphors like “ostentatious” and “brash”, to the more ... More


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


Social Distances

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides an introduction into the main types of manipulated languages, e.g., play language, honorifics, avoidance languages, etc., and explores socio-registers in Africa. The chapter ... More


Communicating with children and their families

Justin Amery, Gillian Chowns, Julia Downing, Eunice Garanganga, Linda Ganca, and Susie Lapwood

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter notes that children speak three languages: body language, play language and spoken language. Talk does not solve all problems, but without talk, people are limited in their ability to ... More


The Role of Play in the Evolution and Ontogeny of Contextually Flexible Communication

Stan Kuczaj and Radhika Makecha

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a theoretical perspective on the role of play in a variety of species, and how their evolution may have affected the emergence of language. It highlights the ways that ... More


Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More


English Lexicogenesis

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is about the processes by which novel words are coined. Ten distinctions are drawn between processes based on implicit knowledge and those deployed with varying levels of consciousness. The ... More


Writers and Lovers – D. H. Lawrence

Katy Masuga

in Henry Miller and How He Got That Way

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641185
eISBN:
9780748651986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641185.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies Miller's relation to D.H. Lawrence, noting that Lawrence makes his escape by using a style of writing which demands more than the literal appreciation of the reader in order to ... More


Novel word crafting

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/9780199689880.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on analogy (since all neologisms are modeled on prior knowledge), creativity, and imagination. Types of language play discussed range from puns to games like Pig Latin, ... More


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