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Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue

Helma Dik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279296
eISBN:
9780191706905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279296.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book approaches word order in Greek tragic dialogue from the perspective of language rather than metre. The tragic poets engaged in mimesis of natural dialogue; therefore the analysis of the ... More


Introduction

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The hypothesis is that space‐time is what there is. W.V. Quine's ‘abstract objects’ are rejected. What exists should play some causal role (Graham Oddie's Eleatic Principle). The nature of space‐time ... More


Epilogue

Feldman Fred

in Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089288
eISBN:
9780199852963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the main question that has been asked many times in the book: “What is death?” A brief summary of the topics, theories, and concepts that have been discussed in the previous ... More


Talking politics: perils and promise

Robert E. Goodin

in Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In its recent ‘deliberative’ turn, democratic theory has forgotten a conventional wisdom, once widely appreciated, that there is much in politics that is better not discussed. This chapter catalogues ... More


A Book Is Turned into a Pamphlet: St. Martin's Press and Robert Sikorsky v. Vickers Petroleum Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A 111-page book about how to increase gas mileage in cars was the alleged source of a one-page promotional piece widely distributed by an oil company. The author and publisher of the book brought a ... More


The Language of Perjury Cases

Roger W Shuy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes the contributions of linguistics to the intelligence gathering and analysis in the legal context by showing the way evidence is analyzed in eleven perjury cases. Beginning with a ... More


The Poetical and Rhetorical Structure of the Eliadean Text: A Contribution to Critical Theory and Discourses on Religions

Daniel Dubuisson and Andrew Meehan

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Many critical studies have been devoted to the controversial ideas developed by Mircea Eliade in his works. This chapter will not repeat them. Instead, it focuses on the easily recognizable poetic ... More


The First Movement of Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter takes the ideas presented in the previous chapter and applies them to an extended analysis and discussion of the first movement of the Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. The ... More


Contrastive topics operate on speech acts *

Satoshi Tomioka

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Contrastive Topics are known to elicit a kind of pragmatic effect that is characterized as incompleteness, partiality, and/or uncertainty. Chapter 5 ‘Contrastive Topics Operate on Speech Acts’ by ... More


Adjectives and Adverbs

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers how adjectival and adverbial modification can be handled in a compositional meaning theory. The basic approach in each case is to treat the modifiers as contributing a ... More


Propositions and truth

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Thought as expressed in language is propositionally structured. The notion of proposition is explained in a historical context. Utterance tokens are per se context‐dependent: they are contextually ... More


Semantic and discourse interpretation of the Japanese left periphery *

Mamoru Saito

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This paper examines the effects of Japanese scrambling on interpretation. The main claim is that scrambling is “phonological” as it requires only phonetic features to be interpreted at the landing ... More


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Eva Andrews et al. v. Adobe Trailer Sales, Fleetwood Enterprises, and Generac Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Shortly after a family of traveling carnival workers bought a new trailer, they woke up one morning ill and vomiting and found their young son was unconscious. The hospital's diagnosis was carbon ... More


Toxic Shock Syndrome from Tampons: Krystal H. Rinehart v. International Playtex

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This case focused entirely on the warning label on the package insert of a tampons product used by a young woman who subsequently suffered from toxic shock syndrome (TSS). One side of the tightly ... More


Linguistic Claims Formulated in Terms of Centering Linguistic Claims Formulated in Terms of Centering A Re‐Examination Using Parametric CB‐Tracking Techniques

Massimo Poesio

in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331639
eISBN:
9780199867981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331639.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Reliable techniques were developed to annotate corpora with the information to test several instantiations of Centering, and software that could be used to automatically compute CFs and CB of ... More


Engaging the World

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Because it unfolds through time, conceptualization (and hence linguistic meaning) is inherently dynamic. There are numerous natural paths that it tends to follow, and which tend to coalign in ... More


Genre and Character

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing on Italian, French, German, and Viennese precedents, Haydn's early string quartets were among the first to define the genre's components: two violins, viola, and cello, without doubling and ... More


“Just the Facts, Ma'am”: Musical Style Change and Markedness in the Police Drama

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Using the notion of musical style topics (Agawu 1992, Ratner 1980, and Monelle 2000), this chapter traces the evolution of musical style and its effect on meaning in the genre of the police drama. ... More


Argument Topics and Yes-No Questions

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter extends the analysis proposed in Chapter 7 to Gungbe topic constructions and yes-no questions. It is argued that the sentence-final low tone is the reflex of a ‘quasi-null’ morpheme that ... More


Beyond Comparison Property Attribution

Sam Glucksberg

in Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Property attribution is examined in two forms of metaphor — nominal (e.g., lawyers are “sharks”) and predicative (e.g., the dog “flew” across the yard), as well as in compound nouns, such as “feather ... More


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