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Scales and Modes of Discourse Presentation and Their Functions

Beatrix Busse

in Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: A Corpus-Assisted Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190212360
eISBN:
9780190212384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212360.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

The fifth chapter focuses on the functional aspects of the various discourse presentation modes in 19th-century narrative fiction and particularly their role for the expression of subjectivity. The ... More


If

Jonathan Evans and David Over

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525134
eISBN:
9780191728174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525134.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

‘IF’ is one of the most important and interesting words in the English language, being used to express hypothetical thought. The use of conditionals such as ‘if’ also distinguishes human intelligence ... More


Deciding About Religion

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Investigates principles of epistemology that guide all decision making and, more specifically, religious decisions. Epistemological principles discussed include hypothetical thinking (human thoughts ... More


‘If’ and the problem of hypothetical thought

Jonathan St B T Evans and David E Over

in If

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525134
eISBN:
9780191728174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525134.003.01
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the importance of the word ‘if’ in the English language, and goes on to introduce conditionals. The purpose of the book is then outlined, which is to ... More


Hypothetical thinking with ‘if’: the case of the selection task

Jonathan St B T Evans and David E Over

in If

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525134
eISBN:
9780191728174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525134.003.05
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter summarizes and discusses the massive investigation of conditional thinking that has been conducted by psychologists using the Wason four card selection task. It argues that although the ... More


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