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Remarks on the philosophy of names

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Thinking about names has exercised most of the leading figures in philosophy. However, Mill's work brought into focus what has remained perhaps the major issue, arising from his contention that names ... More


Medieval Improvisation

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses improvisation in medieval music-making. It argues that the etymological roots of the word ‘improvisation’ and that its wide usage in the 19th and 20th centuries could have ... More


How Linguistics Fits into the Picture

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter outlines the areas of current linguistic analysis that can help resolve defamation cases, such as determining the accuracy of defamation evidence (largely through phonetic skills), ... More


Marino Faliero

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112525
eISBN:
9780191670794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the critical examination of each of Byron's historical dramas based on the order in which they were written. The first historical drama that is the primary focus of this ... More


Precision in Everyday Lives

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

in Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278206
eISBN:
9780191699979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Similar to that attributed to clock time, the same problem is experienced by precision, but on a lesser degree since the precise uses of clock times are likely to be more explicit. Superior precision ... More


Doubts About the Legacy of Scepticism

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A reply to a paper by Thompson Clarke, in which he argues that the reason it is so difficult to identify uniquely the philosophical question of knowledge is that complexes of words, even with ... More


The Ethnics of Vaudeville, the Rhythms of Roaratorio

Carrie Noland

in Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226541105
eISBN:
9780226541389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226541389.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter seeks to complicate the critical consensus that Cunningham produced only "neutral" movement stripped of all (personal, cultural, and historical) connotations.Cunningham worked through ... More


‘Go moan for man’: Jack Kerouac and the beatific vision

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at Jack Kerouac, who provided the understanding of ‘Beat’ as ‘beatific’, and who also gave the fullest sense of what literature as spiritual quest might involve – although ... More


With Cold Water and Silver Bowls: Becoming an Anglican in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Lauren F. Winner

in A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains that silver was used at the altar because of its divine connotations, and its use in the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion further instructed people that silver was the ... More


How many factors influence the meaning of denominal and deadjectival verbs? The case of Modern Greek verbs in -(ι)άζω

Angeliki Efthymiou

in The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The aim of this paper is to examine the factors involved in verb forming processes. Our evidence comes from the Modern Greek suffix (ι)?ξω [(i)ázo], used to derive [– learned] verbs, which express a ... More


1958 and Beyond

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

in The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at Aaron Copeland's later years. He spent these years touring the world, conducting and lecturing while at the same time keeping in contact with family and friends. He spent his ... More


Conclusion: “Soft Is Hard”

Marina Welker

in Enacting the Corporation: An American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282308
eISBN:
9780520957954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282308.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter examines the “soft is hard” formulation which occurs in Newmont's everyday discourse. Soft and hard invoke a welter of meanings, prominent among them an assumed opposition ... More


En/closed Subjects: The Wife's Lament and the Culture of Early Medieval Female Monasticism1

Shari Horner

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the culture of early medieval female monasticism based on the Old English poem The Wife's Lament. It suggests that this poem should be read from within the development of ... More


Articulations

Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on a number of Daoist signs that Tenmu marshaled to articulate a supernatural aura for his rulership. A court ceremony, later known as the Festival for Appeasing the Spirits ... More


Meaning, governance, and the ‘colours of words’

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter explores other aspects of intended control in the state of language, looking at the tensions which emerge between the expected edicts of the dictionary-maker and the ‘common law’ of ... More


Office Language Ideologies

Zane Goebel

in Global Leadership Talk: Constructing Good Governance in Indonesia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190845049
eISBN:
9780190854256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845049.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter starts to relate data analysis from the previous two chapters to interview data gathered in an Indonesian government office between August 2003 and January 2004. This analysis continues ... More


Rapport in the Anthropological Imagination

Zane Goebel (ed.)

in Reimagining Rapport

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190917074
eISBN:
9780190917104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917074.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the development of ideologies about rapport within anthropology over the last ninety years. It examines rapport’s relationship with movements in anthropological thought from: ... More


From English to French: The Making of New Words

Valérie Saugera

in Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190625542
eISBN:
9780190625573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625542.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter presents a brief history of the contact of French with English, from 18th-century Anglomania to the global English of the turn of the 21st century, in order to contextualize the ... More


Geometry and the Will to Form

Gibson Burrell

in Styles of Organizing: The Will to Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199671625
eISBN:
9780191806933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199671625.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter attempts to discuss both basic geometry and basic symbolic connotations as another step on the way to looking at particular styles of organizing. For it is through elementary geometry, ... More


Color and Form: Emotional Connotations of Visual Art

Ellen Winner

in How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190863357
eISBN:
9780190936525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863357.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses the philosophical puzzle of how abstract arrangement of forms and colors can communicate emotions. Research shows that adults as well as children perceive emotional properties ... More


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