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Providential Recurrence: Parallel Narratives

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

In the Book of Mormon, many narratives have parallels. These include 1) simple parallels, such as Abinadi's story being like that of Moses, 2) complex parallels in which a single story has multiple ... More


The Structure of the Topic Field in Hungarian

Anikó Lipták

in Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter takes a close look at topic constituents in Hungarian concerning their use, function and structural properties. It shows that on the basis of meaning differences, intonation and lexical ... More


Contrastive topics operate on speech acts *

Satoshi Tomioka

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Contrastive Topics are known to elicit a kind of pragmatic effect that is characterized as incompleteness, partiality, and/or uncertainty. Chapter 5 ‘Contrastive Topics Operate on Speech Acts’ by ... More


Identifying Objects in English and German: a Contrastive Linguistic Analysis of Spatial Reference 1

Thora Tenbrink

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter addresses English and German speakers' strategies in a scenario-enhancing reference via spatial contrast, focusing on speakers' linguistic preferences with respect to syntactic forms and ... More


The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and Prosody: A Study of Italian Clause Structure

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737926
eISBN:
9780191801457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737926.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides an in-depth investigation of contrastive focalization in Italian, showing that its syntactic expression is systematically affected by the syntactic expression of ... More


CP Laws, Reduction, and Explanatory Pluralism *

Peter Lipton

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the relationships between the notions of reduction, reductive explanation, and ceteris paribus laws. It observes that there could be a presumption in favour of reductive ... More


The Exclusion Problem, the Determination Relation, and Contrastive Causation *

Peter Menzies

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter critically examines the causal exclusion argument against non-reductive physicalism. It argues that a contrastive account of causation falsifies the exclusion principle when it is ... More


Signs

Charles W. Collier

in Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388978
eISBN:
9780199855421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388978.003.003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The historical transition from symbolism to signification, from natural connections to arbitrary designations, represents the last great stage in the expression of meaning. The sign is, at last, ... More


Causation: A User's Guide

L. A. Paul and Ned Hall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673445
eISBN:
9780191751899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673445.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Causation is at once familiar and mysterious. Many believe that the causal relation is not directly observable, but that we nevertheless can somehow detect its presence in the world, and much work in ... More


The Perspectives of Opposition

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter is concerned with the way in which Mishnah creates a perspective for the biblical text by determining the axis of selection belonging to biblical syntagmas. The Mishnah may take other ... More


Event‐Causal Accounts and the Problem of Explanation

Randolph Clarke

in Libertarian Accounts of Free Will

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159875
eISBN:
9780199835010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515987X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins an examination of event-causal libertarian accounts, which require nondeterministic event causation. This type of view offers satisfactory causal accounts of acting for reasons ... More


Strategies for Intonation Labelling across Varieties of Italian

Martine Grice, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Michelina Savino, and Cinzia Avesani

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines the intonation of a number of varieties of Italian (those spoken in Naples, Bari, Palermo, and Florence) with the goal of establishing a common framework for annotating the ... More


Reasons and Causes

Timothy O'Connor

in Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153743
eISBN:
9780199867080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515374X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A theory of how reasons may explain agent‐causal actions is offered. Contrary to the causal theory of action, there can be an internal, non‐contrastive explanatory link between a prior motivational ... More


Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Silvio Cruschina

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759613
eISBN:
9780199932658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines discourse‐related features and their relevance for syntactic theory. This study adopts a cartographic approach to syntactic structures, and has two principal aims: (i) to determine ... More


The Whole of Philosophy

Colin McGinn

in Truth by Analysis: Games, Names, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199856145
eISBN:
9780199919567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter contends that analysis is indeed the sole occupation of the philosopher. It shows that this contention does not require any undue narrowing of the domain of philosophy, or any ... More


Parallels between Wh and Focus

Silvio Cruschina

in Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759613
eISBN:
9780199932658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter it is proposed that the position of the focus within the clause depends on the peripheral focus projection with which the relevant discourse‐related feature is associated, either at ... More


The role of structure and function in the conceptualization of direction

Alexander Klippel, Thora Tenbrink, and Daniel R. Montello

in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661213
eISBN:
9780191745348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661213.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This chapter analyses a corpus of route directions given while viewing simple maps, focusing on the conceptualization of direction changes at decision points. It addresses the variability of ... More


Match Theory and Contiguity

Norvin Richards

in Contiguity Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter reviews and updates Richards’ theory of how to predict the distribution of overt wh-movement: a universal condition on the prosody of wh-questions requires interrogative C and the ... More


Contrastive focus and right dislocation

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

in The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and Prosody: A Study of Italian Clause Structure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737926
eISBN:
9780191801457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737926.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the interaction of focalization and right dislocation. It first shows that right dislocation can displace higher constituents to the right of lower foci, giving the false ... More


The Logic of Contrast

B. Elan Dresher

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the notion of contrast in phonology and gives a formal account of two competing approaches to assigning contrastive feature specifications: contrast based on an ordering of ... More


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