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Sign Language Humor, Human Singularities, and the Origins of Language

Donna Jo Napoli and Rachel Sutton-Spence

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter offers evidence consistent with the proposal that sign languages preceded spoken languages in the evolution of language. Using conceptual integration theory, the authors argue that what ... More


Introduction

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This introduction examines the ‘identity crisis’ facing Russians and Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia following the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union. It provides a scholarly literature ... More


Metaphor in Religious Transformation: ‘Circumcision of the Heart’ in Paul of Tarsus

Ralph Bisschops

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Interpreting sacred notions of the Hebrew Bible in a figurative sense was part of the hermeneutical manoeuvres of Early Christian writers. They proceeded by deliteralisation and metaphorisation. ... More


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