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Conclusion and prospects

Claude Hagège

in Adpositions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575008
eISBN:
9780191722578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575008.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This concluding chapter begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It then discusses adpositions as morpholexical units shedding light on a theory of linguistic categories; ... More


Categories in Mind and Categories in Language: Do Classifier Categories Influence Conceptual Structures?

Mutsumi Imai and Henrik Saalbach

in Words and the Mind: How words capture human experience

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195311129
eISBN:
9780199776924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the relation between classifier grammar systems — grammatical systems that categorize objects/entities into over 100 grammatical categories — and how people think about objects. ... More


Culturally Situated Linguistic Ecologies and Language Use: Cultural Tools at the Service of Representing and Shaping Situated Realities

Gün R. Semin

in Advances in Culture and Psychology: Volume 1

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380392
eISBN:
9780199863501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380392.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Two interrelated perspectives are advanced. One is about the function of language in use, namely in the course of social practices. It is argued that language serves as an attention directing devise ... More


Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Joanna Blaszczak, Anastasia Giannakidou, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, and Krzysztof Migdalski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Over the past several decades, linguistic theorizing of tense, aspect, and mood (TAM), along with a strongly growing body of crosslinguistic studies, have revealed complexity in the data that ... More


Making Metaphors, Seeing Metonymies

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the difference between metaphor and metonymy by way of Roman Jakobson's discourse from which four key points are highlighted. First is the idea that all tropes can be classified ... More


Proper Names

Michael Jubien

in Possibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199232789
eISBN:
9780191809798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with the theory of ordinary proper names, defined as the names of actual people, animals, places, and things. It specifically refers to the theory of direct reference as the most ... More


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