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Robert Henry Robins 1921–2000

F R. Palmer and Vivien Law

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0018
Subject:
History, Historiography

Robert (Bobbie) Robins was a pioneer in the establishment of linguistics as an academic subject in Britain and the leading scholar throughout the world in the history of linguistics whose ... More


Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Robert McColl Millar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Contact discusses the ways in which linguistic contact between closely related varieties differs from contact between fully discrete varieties. Particular focus is given to the development of ... More


British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over anthropology, literature, ... More


Impossible Languages

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Understanding the nature and the structure of human language coincides with capturing the constraints which make a conceivable language possible or, equivalently, with discovering whether there can ... More


Against Facts

Arianna Betti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Against facts argues that we have no good reason to accept facts in our catalog of the world, at least as they are described by the two major metaphysical theories of facts. Neither of these theories ... More


Some introductory thoughts

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces the reader to a number of concepts central to our understanding of linguistic contact. The problematic nature of some of these concepts in relation to near-relative contact – ... More


New dialect formation and time depth

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguists have generally studied new dialect formation in varieties with relatively little time depth. In this chapter greater depth is considered in relation to the development of the Scots dialects ... More


Linguistic contact and near-relative relationships

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter the reader is led further into the field of near-relative contact with greater time depth. Insights from the study of creole development are introduced, as is the concept of the ... More


English in the ‘transition period’: the sources of contact-induced change

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Perhaps the central chapter of Contact, we focus here on the rapid and radical changes English passed through in relation to inflectional morphology (in particular but not exclusively in the noun ... More


Conclusions

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues that the distinction previously made by some scholars between the linguistic forces underlying new dialect creation and those underlying contact between closely related varieties ... More


Conversion and “Community” in Amazonia

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the new cosmology of comunidade, or “community,” in Amazonia. It also considers how the Culina Indians have responded to two different forms of missionization, one Catholic, ... More


Language, Meaning and the Law

Chris Hutton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This work offers a critical guide to debates concerning linguistic meaning and interpretation in relation to legal language. Law is an ideal domain for studying fundamental questions relating to how ... More


An Overview of the Convention’s Evolution from the 1950s to the Early 1970s

Ed Bates

in The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights: From Its Inception to the Creation of a Permanent Court of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199207992
eISBN:
9780191728440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207992.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter analyses the early history of the Convention, focusing as it does on the situation of the Strasbourg institutions in the 1950s, 1960s, and up to the early 1970s. It starts by discussing ... More


The Editors' Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas by the editors of the Course in General Linguistics, explaining that it was Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye themselves who ... More


Bloomfield's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Leonard Bloomfield's view on Ferdinand de Saussure's linguistic ideas. Bloomfield, one of the most influential figures in American linguistics in the first half of the ... More


Jakobson's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Roman Jakobson's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas about linguistics, explaining that Jakobson's approach to Saussure was nothing if not eclectic. He picked out ... More


Antinomies of the Sign

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines Saussure's conceptions of signs and language. Signs are the fundamental units of language, its inalienable property. Saussure realized that for the sign as a linguistic ... More


Coda: Onward, Upward, Inward, Outward

Bernhard Nickel

in Between Logic and the World: An Integrated Theory of Generics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199640003
eISBN:
9780191822049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640003.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A brief summary of the book and an indication for directions opened up by the theory presented.


New dialect formation and near-dialect contact

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguists have often wondered how ‘new’ varieties of a language come into being. This chapter provides a theoretical discussion of recent research on these developments, paying particular attention ... More


Intermezzo or What Exists When a Tree Exists?

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

It is sometimes assumed that formal representation of language are abstractions and that they contrast with the concreteness of empirical neurobiological measures. It is argued that this is not so ... More


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