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Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This book reveals the Hebrew Bible to be a sophisticated work of political philosophy, and the birthplace of egalitarian thought. Focusing on the Pentateuch, this book lays bare the manner in which ... More


Greek Descent Revisited

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Greek philosophical tradition plays an integral role in Books 10-15, and may at first seem to be the least likely subject for matters of ethnicity. This chapter argues, however, that Eusebius’ ... More


 Egalitarian Technology: Alphabet, Text, and Class

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the role that technology may have played in advancing the egalitarian platform. The adoption of the technology of the alphabetic script and its use in creating texts in ancient ... More


“A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use”: Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging

David Palfreyman and Muhamed Al Khalil

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how the Roman alphabet and other ASCII symbols such as numerals are used to represent colloquial Gulf Arabic dialect in instant messaging in the United Arab Emirates. This use ... More


“It’s All Greeklish to Me!”: Linguistic and Sociocultural Perspectives on Roman-Alphabeted Greek in Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication

Theodora Tseliga

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates the use of Roman-alphabeted Greek in CMC, a phenomenon known as “Greeklish.” Quantitative analyses of a group of discourse features were conducted on a small corpus of Greek ... More


Greeklish and Greekness: Trends and Discourses of “Glocalness”

Dimitris Koutsogiannis and Bessie Mitsikopoulou

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This study explores social attitudes toward “Greeklish”, an online discursive practice involving the use of the Roman alphabet to write Greek. Approaching Greeklish from the perspective of current ... More


Mandaean Language Games and Obstacles

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Mandaean alphabet, the abagada, consists of 24 letters and is so named because of the first four of these (A, B, G, D); one of them is not a real letter, for the D, the relative particle “of”, is ... More


Blast Theory

M. Vidyasagar

in Hidden Markov Processes: Theory and Applications to Biology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133157
eISBN:
9781400850518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133157.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter deals with BLAST theory. BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a widely used statistical method for finding similarities between sequences of symbols from finite alphabets. While ... More


The Irish Role in the Origins of the Old English Alphabet: A Re-assessment

Patrick P. O’Neill

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter re-examines the role of the Irish in the origins of the Old English alphabet. There are many theories about the Old English alphabet's origins. These include those contained in Karl ... More


German Jews and Figurative Art: Appreciation and Reservation

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter briefly reviews the art history from 1230–1450 CE in order to better understand the cultural profile of the rabbi, and to evaluate the contribution of the wall paintings in his house as ... More


 The Sinai Legislation

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

One of the enduring images in the Torah’s is that of Moses the recipient of divine laws at Mt. Sinai. Early 19th-century scholarship rejected this scenario. One reason was the belief that writing was ... More


Early Highland States and Evidence for Literary Textuality in Them

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

After an initial survey of the collapse of past consensus about the existence of Judean and Israelite monarchies in the 10th-9th centuries and of texts from them in the Hebrew Bible, this chapter ... More


Parley and Mrs. Pratt(s)

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pratt’s experience as a polygamous husband demonstrates the dynamics of the marital system among the Latter-day Saint leadership in the 1850s, including the divorce between Pratt and his second wife ... More


Reading in alphabetic writing systems: evidence from cognitive neuroscience

Jane Ashby and Keith Rayner

in Neuroscience in Education: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600496
eISBN:
9780191739187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the behavioural, neurophysiological, and computational evidence relevant for understanding reading. Because readers must recognize printed words in order to comprehend a ... More


Text Encoding

Susan Hockey

in Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at encoding schemes which are necessary to put intelligence in the text. The purpose of encoding within a text is to provide information which will assist a computer program to ... More


The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition

Gerard Passannante

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226648491
eISBN:
9780226648514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648514.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a radical rethinking of a familiar narrative: the rise of materialism in early modern Europe. It begins by taking up the ancient philosophical notion that the world is composed of ... More


Serbo‐Croatian: United or not we fall

Robert D. Greenberg

in Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Disintegration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208753
eISBN:
9780191717673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208753.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the precarious Serbo-Croatian language union. It describes models for unified languages, including centrally monitored unity, government-imposed unity, and pluricentric unity. ... More


Serbian: Isn't my language your language?

Robert D. Greenberg

in Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Disintegration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208753
eISBN:
9780191717673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208753.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the occurrence of two variants of the Serbian language: Montenegrin and Serbian. The constitutional status of the two Serbian alphabets and pronunciations are summarized. With ... More


Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Jürg R. Schwyter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early years of the BBC under John Reith, its Advisory Committee on Spoken English (1926–39) was established to settle the pronunciation of doubtful words, particularly foreign words. But the ... More


The Order of the Alphabet

Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler

in How Children Learn to Write Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199907977
eISBN:
9780190228422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199907977.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The basic units of a writing system—letters in the case of an alphabet—have a conventional order. The units of some scripts (e.g., Arabic and south Asian scripts) are ordered according to visual or ... More


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