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Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek

Peter Barber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199680504
eISBN:
9780191760525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680504.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is an investigation of how semivowels were realised in Indo-European and in early Greek. More specifically, it examines the extent to which Indo-European *i and *y were independent ... More


Lecture II, 2

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0053
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The presentation of earlier theories of grammatical gender opens with detailed discussion of a famous scene from Aristophanes' Clouds. The presentation of the linguistic facts begins with the ... More


Analysis of Chapter Two (478)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter notes Sībawayh's statements about the state of inclination among the Arabic speakers, and indicates the contexts where inclination takes place, listing the relevant rules given by ... More


Forming the Male and Female Body

Melila Hellner-Eshed

in Seekers of the Face: Secrets of the Idra Rabba (The Great Assembly) of the Zohar

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781503628427
eISBN:
9781503628588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503628427.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the emanation of the divine masculine and feminine bodies, and the sources of the idraic myth of those bodies.


A view from the North: Genders and classifiers in Arawak languages of north-west Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Genders and Classifiers: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842019
eISBN:
9780191878060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842019.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter addresses the issue of coexistence of noun categorization devices within one language. Genders and other noun categorization devices—be they numeral classifiers, or other classifiers—are ... More


Round women and long men: physical properties in Linguistic Gender

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in How Gender Shapes the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

The physical features of a referent—their shape, and size—may play a role in the choice of the Linguistic Gender, and correlate with features of their Natural and Social Genders. Recurrent ... More


Linguistic Gender and its expression

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in How Gender Shapes the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Many languages of the world have a gender system in their grammar. There are two genders in French, three in German, four in Dyirbal (from North Queensland), more elsewhere. We seldom find an exact ... More


Manly women and womanly men: the effects of gender reversal

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in How Gender Shapes the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter explores the options of using the opposite Linguistic Gender in a variety of languages. Changes in Linguistic Gender assignment to humans may reflect role reversals in traditional ... More


Father State: Socialist Transformation and Gendered Historiography

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines in detail the politics of time in national incorporation processes. It tries to understand the “Democratic Reforms” in the Labrang region, and expands the notion of the ... More


Narratives of Nine Italian-American Women: Childhood, Work, and Marriage

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The author was a participant-observer of some first- and second-generation Italian-American women in New York City. The thematic content of the life stories of these women, who had lived all of their ... More


Intimate Publicities: Retreating the Theologico-Political in the Chávez Regime?

Rafael Sánchez

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter demonstrates how a “theologico-political balloon”, the Bolivarian republic of Hugo Chávez regime in Venezuela, has been deflated instantly by mediatic ... More


The Reformist State and the Universalist Orientation

Aziz al-Azmeh

in Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474447461
eISBN:
9781474480697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter sketches state-reformist initiatives in the late Ottoman empire, considered as systemic transformations in a global context of modern state forms with associated forms of social ... More


The Self-Indulgent Khit hsan thu: Culture, Nation, and Masculinity on Trial

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines why the khit hsan thu and other variants of the fashionable female became the target of censorious and often misogynistic representations in the media. It considers various ... More


Esau’s Gender Crossing: Parashat Toldot (Genesis 25:19–28:9)

Sarra Lev

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter provides a queerly interpretation of Esau's character in the readings of Parashat Toldot of Genesis. Esau is one of the twin sons of Rebekah who was known for his large and hairy ... More


When a Goddess Dies: Worshipping Ma Anandamayi after Her Death

Orianne Aymard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368617
eISBN:
9780199368648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368617.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Calling on concepts of religious experiences and institutionalization, this book explores the devotional movement of the enduring religious figure, Ānandamayī Mā, through the compelling question of ... More


Poverty the Invisible and Inseparable ‘Shadow’: Reflections from the Media and the Better-Off in Rural Uganda

Amon Ashaba Mwiine and Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo

in Poverty and Shame: Global Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199686728
eISBN:
9780191766800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686728.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter draws on the opinions of the relatively wealthy gathered through focus group discussions and an analysis of newspaper coverage on poverty issues. It introduces insights into the perceived ... More


Śrī/Lakṣmī: Goddess of Plenitude and Ideal of Womanhood

Mandakranta Bose

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198767022
eISBN:
9780191821226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767022.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Goddess Lakṣmī, also called Śrī in early texts, is a goddess not only worshiped by Hindus as the source of wealth, domestic stability, and Viṣṇu’s beloved consort, but also venerated as an exemplar ... More


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