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A Picture Primitive

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Part III of the Wake is dominated, at least initially, by the long-promised hero, Shaun. The dreamer's fresh start conjures a vision of innocence. After the enthusiasm of the introduction, the ... More


Domesticating Donkeys: STA on Generality and Anaphora

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning: A Speech-Act Theoretic Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199263660
eISBN:
9780191601354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263663.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I provide STA’s general and unified analysis of donkey pronouns, along with a unified treatment of if-sentences that spans the singular/general divide. I develop STA’s solution to the double-bind ... More


Pronouns: anaphora and demonstration

R. M. Sainsbury

in Reference without Referents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199241804
eISBN:
9780191602696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241805.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Discusses two main uses of pronouns—anaphoric and demonstrative. These pronouns can belong to an intelligible sentence even if they have no referent, so they vindicate the thesis of RWR. A test for ... More


The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The Logic of Language opens a new perspective on logic. Seuren first argues that the logic of language derives from the lexical meanings of the logical operators. These meanings, ... More


Some Polyadic Quantifiers of Natural Language

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter looks at some instances of polyadic natural language quantifiers, beginning with the most common way of combining monadic quantifiers, in ordinary clauses with more than one noun phrase: ... More


Primary and donkey anaphora

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Anaphora is more than the replacement of a lexical NP by a pronoun. Anaphora resolution may require an analysis in terms of the language of quantification. Some anaphors (the ‘donkey’ anaphors) even ... More


“The Famous Christmas Truce”: The First World War and the Christmas Truce, 1960–1969

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the late 1950s and the 1960s, the orthodox narrative of the First World War began to coalesce around the “futile-and-senseless” view, which had previously been merely one strand in the conflict’s ... More


Transport Animals and Wagons

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the evidence for pack animals and their uses in Roman Egypt, and considers the role of wheeled transport. It establishes patterns of use dictated by function and ability, and ... More


“And the donkey brays”: Donkeys at Work in Virginia Woolf

Elizabeth Hanna Hanson

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the donkey is a figure of toil, it is also a figure of fun. This essay will explore how the donkey bears both of these associations vividly in Virginia Woolf’s writing. It is in their labor ... More


Continuations and Natural Language

Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The continuation of an expression is a portion of its surrounding context. This book proposes and defends the continuation hypothesis: that the meaning of a natural language expression can depend on ... More


Heroes and Villains

Emma Hanna

in The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633890
eISBN:
9780748671175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The reputation of Britain's military commanders of the First World War has not fared well since the Armistice. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, a number of books were published which were highly ... More


What was the Neo-Underground and What Wasn't: A First Reconsideration of Harmony Korine

Benjamin Halligan

in New Punk Cinema

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the assimilating nature of the film American Beauty, which occurs in the successful translation of style and preoccupations of an ‘underground’ into ... More


Donkey anaphora and donkey crossover

Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan

in Continuations and Natural Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 9 develops an account of donkey anaphora on which the binding scope of an indefinite is a subdomain of its logical (LF) scope. This requires analyzing the conditional using split scope, in ... More


Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book aims to answer one question: How was Chinese medicine transformed from an antithesis of modernity in the early twentieth century into a potent symbol for China’s exploration of its own ... More


Was Husband Number Two a Demotion?

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Naunakhte's second husband, Khaemnun, a workman in Deir al-Medina. It is not clear when Khaemnun was born. There is some speculation that he was already active as a workman at ... More


Related Approaches

Mark Steedman

in Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter looks at a number of approaches related to the present theory, including Discourse Representation Theory (DRT), which assumes that discourse referents are object symbols and generalized ... More


The Cosmic Crasher

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter delves deeper into Ab016B l-Qāsim's status as a microcosm, reading him as representing the paradoxical joining of the opposite figures of Satan and the Prophet Muḥammad. It shows that ... More


Harmony Korine

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Harmony Korine. Korine made his directorial debut with the controversial Gummo in 1997. Set around the impoverished residents of Xenia, Ohio, the ... More


Sing Me Softly of the Blues: Early Short Pieces and Songs without Words

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Bley's early compositions. According to Bley, her earliest mature work is the twelve-bar blues in F called Donkey, which she probably composed in Los Angeles in 1958. In a ... More


Incompleteness

Paul Elbourne

in Definite Descriptions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660193
eISBN:
9780191757303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660193.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Five theories of incomplete definite descriptions are distinguished: thesyntactic relation variable approach, whereby silent relation andindividual variables are posited in the syntax; the language ... More


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