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Text World Theory: An Introduction

Joanna Gavins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Text World Theory is a cognitive model of all human discourse processing. This introductory textbook sets out a usable framework for understanding mental representations. Text World Theory is ... More


A Critical Period for the Acquisition of a Theory of Mind?: Clues from Homesigners

Cyril Courtin

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/9780199732548.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter fills in the French situation and complements chapter 5’s questioning about the linguistic achievement of homesigners by asking whether homesigns are sufficient to help the child develop ... More


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


Conceptualising Language

Joanna Gavins

in Text World Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter begins with a discussion of the theoretical foundations of Text World Theory. Text World Theory is a model of human language processing, which is based on the notions of mental ... More


Futures

Joanna Gavins

in Text World Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter presents some of the possibilities for the further refinement of the text-world approach. It raises a series of questions that have occurred to the author during her own explorations of ... More


Participating in Discourse

Joanna Gavins

in Text World Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Text World Theory attributes primacy to the human experience of language and takes the face-to-face interaction between living, thinking human beings as the prototype for all other aspects of ... More


Double-vision

Joanna Gavins

in Text World Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter discusses the conceptualisation of a particular linguistic and cognitive phenomenon: metaphor. It begins with a summary of some of the most recent theories of metaphor to emerge from ... More


Legal Theory and Language

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter offers a brief introduction to topics and approaches in legal theory and language. It offers a critical summary of the differences between natural law and legal positivism, describes in ... More


Language and the Law

David Lanius

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190923693
eISBN:
9780190923723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923693.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In this chapter legal utterances are analysed as being typically normative, directed toward future events, addressed to heterogeneous audiences, and applied in a wide variety of circumstances.It ... More


Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190923693
eISBN:
9780190923723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923693.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines the role of lexical and syntactic ambiguity, polysemy, as well as gradual and multi-dimensional vagueness in the law. It relates the legal functions of generality and ... More


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