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Talking About Nothing: Numbers, Hallucinations and Fictions

Jody Azzouni

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199738946
eISBN:
9780199866175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738946.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ordinary language and scientific language enable us to speak about, in a singular way (with demonstratives and names), what we recognize not to exist: fictions, the contents of our hallucinations, ... More


Conclusions: A New Basis for Interpreting the Mysteries

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This concluding chapter revisits the summary description of the religion of the Mithras cult proposed in Chapter 1.


Idioms

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

According to one definition, an idiom is any expression whose properties, whether syntactic, lexical, or semantic, cannot be predicted by rule. The chapter argues that the idiomatic, far from being ... More


The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

John R. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that knowledge of a language can be thought of as a mental corpus, that is, as a repository of memories of previous linguistic encounters with the language. Features of incoming ... More


 Competing for Minds at the Mela: Organization, Nationalism, and Propaganda, 1906–1942

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the way in which the pilgrimage system functioned as a device to communicate a range of ideas in colonial India. Both colonial authorities and nationalists sought to use the ... More


The Lexical Encoding of Idioms *

Martin Everaert

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter addresses the question how idioms are lexically represented, and the consequences that this has for a theory about the computational system. It argues that there is no straightforward ... More


2005 to 1938: Lifting Social Groups Out of the Landscape

Mike Savage

in Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587650
eISBN:
9780191740626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587650.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter traces the relations between technology, change, and identity in Great Britain from 1938 to 2005, through a focus on the role of the social sciences in eliciting and shaping cultural ... More


Lexical Storage versus Online Construction

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Traditional generative grammar makes two related assumptions: first, that lexical items — the stored elements that are combined into larger expressions — enter the combinatorial system by virtue of ... More


Exo-Skeletal Explanations—A Recap

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263929
eISBN:
9780191718168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter begins with a review of the conclusions drawn in Volume I of this three-volume series. It contrasts the endo-skeletal approach with the approach referred to as exo-skeletal or ... More


The Idiom of Idiom Neutral

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines the Idiom Neutral in relation to Joseph Conrad's work of fiction Nostromo. It suggests that this novel is a hybrid in which neutrality is the very peculiarity of idiom. The ... More


Dependency, Constituency, and Linear Order

William Croft

in Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198299554
eISBN:
9780191708091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299554.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Syntactic structures or constructions are assumed to contain units belonging to syntactic categories and syntactic relations linking the units together. These syntactic relations are justified on the ... More


Morphology and syntax: demarcation and interaction

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Morphology and syntax must be demarcated it must be determined if a sequence of word constituents is a complex word or a phrase. The principle of Lexical Integrity serves this purpose: word ... More


A GIRLHOOD AMONG GHOSTS: House, Home, and History in Attia Hosain’s Sunlight on a ‘Broken Column

Antoinette Burton

in Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the narratives of Attia Hosain. It discusses that in order to understand the cultural and political meanings of memory in moments of crisis such as partition, the discursive ... More


Competition between Syntax and Morphology

Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman

in Beyond Morphology: Interface Conditions on Word Formation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267286
eISBN:
9780191708312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267286.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the idea that if the phrase-level and word-level structures are generated in separate submodules, there can be competition between these modules as to which one gets to realize ... More


Concepts as Metaphors

Sam Glucksberg

in Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the roles that metaphor might play in conceptual representation. Lakoff's conceptual metaphor theory argues that abstract concepts, such as “theory”, are understood in terms of ... More


Contextual Sensitivity

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels: A Study of their Texts and Language

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269885
eISBN:
9780191600449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269889.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An analysis of the extent to which the Old Latin Gospels are characterized by literalism, based on a study of the extent to which the translators will vary their translations of given terms according ... More


Word Meaning

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter defines word meaning in terms of speaker meaning and expression. The definition is recursive: in the basic case, individual words and idioms have meaning because of what they are ... More


Feature geometry and predictions of locality

Ivan A. Sag

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that grammar is a set of local constraints. The Sign‐Based Construction Grammar architecture is feature‐based and model‐theoretic, utilizing constructs (mother–daughter ... More


Old English Syntax: Concord, The Parts of Speech, and the Sentence

Bruce Mitchell

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119357
eISBN:
9780191671159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The aim of this work is to chart the whole realm of the syntax of Old English. It adopts the formal descriptive approach and the traditional Latin-based grammar because, as the book states, these ... More


Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Colin Burrow

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book presents a comprehensive view of the epic tradition from Homer, through Virgil, Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and the host of minor writers who helped create the idiom within which these writers ... More


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