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Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Anne Storch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book deals with a specific form of language change: deliberate manipulations of a language by its speakers. These manipulations are based and depending on cultural and social contexts, they are ... More


Understanding and Remembering

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with an overview of the encoding, storage, and retrieval of memories. Important to the encoding process are attention, focus, understanding, and the agility of the working memory. ... More


Relationships and Communication Between Caregivers and Patients

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews four basic models for understanding the patient–practitioner relationship: paternalistic, expert, consumerist, and mutual. While some aspects of communication are well-predicted ... More


Strange Vernaculars: How Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Janet Sorensen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169026
eISBN:
9781400885169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied, less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and ... More


Francis Grose’s Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

JULIE COLEMAN

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557103
eISBN:
9780191719882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557103.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785), a shrewd appeal to the concerns of its time. Grose appears to have compiled and edited his dictionary ... More


A Common Language?

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

explores how certain writings represent people interacting across language differences. This involves trying to gain a sense of how people thought about their own language use, what they understood ... More


Christ as Agent

A. E. Harvey

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay of the emergence of the term Christ the Agent in the New Testament. The word agent appears attractive to modern theological writing because if offers a way of ... More


A Primer on Economic Concepts

Michael L. Walden

in North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832219
eISBN:
9781469605760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888742_walden.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is a book about the economy of North Carolina; as a result, economic concepts are used throughout. Like any discipline, economics has its own jargon. Jargon is really simply a shortcut for ideas ... More


Language diversity, geomorphological change, and population movements in the Sepik-Ramu basin of Papua New Guinea

William A. Foley

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

New Guinea is a crucial region for the study of prehistory as a key witness for a precontact situation before colonial disruption and/or state formation. The New Guinea region is the most ... More


Communicating with the patient and trying to influence behaviour

Edwina Kidd and Ole Fejerskov

in Essentials of Dental Caries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198738268
eISBN:
9780191916861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738268.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

In the previous chapters, the point has been made that dental caries is controllable by the patient regularly disturbing the biofilm, the use of fluoride, especially in toothpastes, and a sensible, ... More


Arche-jargon

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter was written for an MLA panel on ‘Critical Jargon’ and takes up the question of the responsibility of the writer to his or her readers. Most of those who use the word ‘jargon’ would ... More


The Idea of Resistance

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter presents ideas that will prove central and the promise of Scottish Literature standing on its own feet, unbeholden to notions of genre, omniscience, and empire. It explains that ... More


Klezmer-Loshn: The Language of Jewish Folk Musicians

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Klezmer-loshn is an example of a professional argot or jargon. Those terms are used to refer to a specialized variety of a language used by members of a particular professional or occupational group. ... More


Prologue

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter foregrounds the colonial factor embedded in language, and how it can impose a situation on other people, set verbal traps, and ease people into customary jargon. In what ... More


Infidel Lyric: The Rhymes of the Canting Crew

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on a particular genre in the vernacular tradition of poetry: songs written in the jargon of the criminal underworld. As a literary phenomenon, the inscrutability of this jargon ... More


Flash Crib: A Genealogy of Modern Nightlife

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores how the tradition of English poetry harbors a kind of rude song—a fugitive lyric—written in the jargon of the demimonde, garbled and misplaced by design, which draws the reader ... More


Our Tars: Making Maritime Language English

Janet Sorensen

in Strange Vernaculars: How Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169026
eISBN:
9781400885169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169026.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the significance of eighteenth-century particularizing representations of maritime language. One key means of situating seamen in representations of their language in ... More


Barristers, bench warrants and bail bonds

Kate Waterhouse

in Ireland's District Court: Language, immigration and consequences for justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095276
eISBN:
9781781707548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095276.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 2 provides an original description of discourse and procedure in the Irish District Court based on a research study involving seven months of ethnographic observation of a vast number of ... More


The Thieves' Jargon: Yiddish and Jewish Criminality

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yiddish was widely believed to be the “secret language” not only of Jewish merchants but also of Jewish criminals, beggars, paupers, and vagrants, a perception further reinforced by the linguistic ... More


Introduction

Ross Hair

in Avant-Folk: Small Press Poetry Networks from 1950 to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383292
eISBN:
9781786944078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383292.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this extended introduction, the book’s underlying theme of small press poetry networks is introduced via the example of Lorine Niedecker and her poetry’s transatlantic reception. Discussing ... More


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