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From Step to Negation: The Development of French Complex Negation Patterns

Regine Eckardt

in Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter demonstrates that the French negation particles pas, point, mie, goutte, rien, and personne entered grammar as negative polarity items. This chapter surveys historical evidence, which ... More


Pelléas et Mélisande: Musico‐Dramatic Turning Point: Intervallic Expansion as Symbol of Dramatic Tension and Change of Mood

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter looks at Act III, Scene I — one of the towers of the castle — and examines the idea of Mélisande's hair as object of manifold symbolic significance, the seduction of Pelléas in the magic ... More


A Note on the Syntax of Quantity in English

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores unpronounced elements in the context of a discussion of the English words few, little, many, much, and numerous. As is well known, few has regular comparative and superlative ... More


Legacy

Robert Carl

in Terry Riley's in C

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The piece's legacy is explored through interviews with the original performers as well as representatives of the next musical generation, including a composer, a critic, a performer, and a ... More


VERB POSITIONS

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

in Latin Word Order: Structured Meaning and Information

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181685
eISBN:
9780199789146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter starts with an analysis of factors responsible for verbs in nonfinal positions, including polarity focus, theticity, discourse cohesion operators, and raising to topic. The second half ... More


Living in the Covenant

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents the idea of the covenant as a way of finding meaning within the context of an intimate, loving, committed relationship. The role of the covenant as the raison d'être of Jewish ... More


‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay The Soul of Man Under Socialism, which highlights how apparent polarities become the permanently unsettled stuff of Wildean paradox. It considers the essay's ... More


Introduction: Singing in Tongues

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After an opening section that tells the story about Vedåntadeóika's encounter with Vishnu at Tiruvahândrapuram, and the saint‐poet's compositions in honor of that god in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Prakrit, ... More


Einstein: 2005 Master-Mind Lecture

John Stachel

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the nature of creativity; creativity is defined in terms of the interaction between the individual and the field of experts in a certain domain. This interaction eventually ... More


The Authenticity of Memory

Sven Bernecker

in Memory: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577569
eISBN:
9780191722820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

For a present propositional attitude token to stand in a memory‐relation to a past propositional attitude token, the contents of both tokens need not be type‐identical but only sufficiently similar. ... More


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