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Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

James Higginbotham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language, and presents new ideas in the ... More


Implementation of a notional grammar

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the formulation of notional grammar that is adopted and further developed in this book. Word-classes are differentiated by combinations of (simplex – non-binary) notional ... More


Realism beyond Correspondence

Michael Morris

in Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199283569
eISBN:
9780191712708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283569.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter questions the view that correspondence theories of truth are a paradigm of realism, and raises the possibility of a non-correspondence account that is more thoroughly realist. The ... More


Who's the Subject? Sentence Structure and Verb Meaning

Cynthia Fisher and Hyun-joo Song

in Action Meets Word: How children learn verbs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195170009
eISBN:
9780199893300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter argues that once children can identify the subject of a multiargument sentence as structurally prominent, they could assign a default interpretation to sentences containing a novel verb ... More


Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Tobias Reinhardt, Michael Lapidge, and J. N. Adams (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Twenty chapters from two often-dissociated areas of Latin studies, classical and medieval Latin, examine continuities and developments in the language of Latin prose from its emergence to the twelfth ... More


Style (Proust's Sentences)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the connections between Proust's philosophy, and his and his narrator's literary style. On the one hand, a set of stylistic features correspond neatly to the theory of self ... More


Sense in the Middle: Teleological vs. Cumulative Plotting

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that a tendency to equate “plot,” per se, with the teleological plot aimed at closure has obscured the specific capacities of alternative structures. An analogy to periodic and ... More


Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Andrew Ashworth and Julian V. Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This volume is the first devoted to exploring the definitive sentencing guidelines in England and Wales. Although there is a vast literature on sentencing guidelines across the United States, the ... More


Not All Subjects Are Born Equal: A Look at Complex Sentence Structure

Eleni Miltsakaki

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines antecedent accessibility and salience within the framework of Centering Theory, based on the traditional accessibility/salience hierarchy for referential forms. In particular, ... More


Physics in Language and in the Control of Behavior

John Bolender

in The Self-Organizing Social Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014441
eISBN:
9780262289238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014441.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter evaluates the self-organization in cognition and the control of behavior. The study of the intricate control of limb movement, and even aspects of language such as speech rhythm and ... More


Word order and sentence structure; word building: Troggal ny raaghyn as ny focklyn

in Practical Manx

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the following: sentence structure; omission of the relative pronoun; the usual order of elements; position of the object; negative, conjunctive, or interrogative particles ... More


The Transformation of Plea Bargaining: Control through Middle Level Institutions and Social Welfare

Mary E. Vogel

in Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the transformation of plea bargaining in the U.S.A. during the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth, discussing the increase in guilty pleas through the 1870s and ... More


Looking towards Babel

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines psycholinguistic efforts to understand how babies learn and use language. It provides a brief history of psycholinguistics and suggests that its main objective is to determine ... More


Concepts and Discrimination

Wylie Breckenridge

in Visual Experience: A Semantic Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199600465
eISBN:
9780191841835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199600465.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In arguing that to have a visual experience with character c is to have a visual experience that is occurring in way w the author has assumed that there is a reading of ‘The patch looks grey to you’ ... More


Suetonius the Ventriloquist

Cynthia Damon

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys Suetonius’ prose style, particularly his tendency to include the emperors’ own words in verbatim quotation. The metaphor of the ‘ventriloquist’ is apt for Suetonius, who ... More


French in Auvergne (Centre): A speaker from Clermont-Ferrand

Damien Chabanal, Jacques Durand, and Corinne Ratier

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a study of a young female speaker (MM, 22 years old) from Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne on the basis of an informal conversation between MM and her mother. MM is particularly ... More


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