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The Shapes of Power Hazlitt's Metaphysics of Discourse

Uttara Natarajan

in Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a summary of Essay on the Principles of Human Action and shows the origins of Hazlitt's critical position, and of the understanding of poetic language which informs that ... 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


Multiple Levels of Structure in Language and Music

Sharon Thompson-Schill, Peter Hagoort, Peter Ford Dominey, Henkjan Honing, Stefan Koelsch, D. Robert Ladd, Fred Lerdahl, Stephen C. Levinson, and Mark Steedman

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

A forum devoted to the relationship between music and language begins with an implicit assumption: There is at least one common principle that is central to all human musical systems and all ... More


Introduction

Massimo Piattelli‐Palmarini and Robert C. Berwick

in Rich Languages From Poor Inputs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199590339
eISBN:
9780191745041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590339.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This introductory chapter describes the structure and organization of this book, which is about state-of-the-art research on language structure and language growth in the child. The Poverty of the ... More


Mixing up Languages in the ‘Tout-monde’

Celia Britton

in Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380369
eISBN:
9781781387214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380369.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Glissant's essays of the 1990s are dominated by the concept of the ‘Tout-monde’: the world envisaged as a dynamic multiplicity of interacting communities. Communication and thus language(s) assume an ... More


The Emergence of the Formal Category “Symmetry” in a New Sign Language

Lila R. Gleitman, Ann Senghas, Molly Flaherty, Marie Coppola, and Susan Goldin-Meadow

in Sentence First, Arguments Afterward: Essays in Language and Learning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199828098
eISBN:
9780197510438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828098.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Logical properties such as negation, implication, and symmetry, despite the fact that they are foundational and threaded through the vocabulary and syntax of known natural languages, pose a special ... More


Escaping History: The New Historicism, Databases, and Contingency

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter speculates at once retrospectively and prospectively on the function of the New Historicism in the age of the database. In the New Historicism and other forms of postmodern cultural ... More


Introduction

Matthew K. Gordon

in Phonological Typology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199669004
eISBN:
9780191821745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669004.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter provides an overview of the role of typology in phonological theory. Implicational scales governing the range of cross-linguistic variation are introduced using the sonority hierarchy as ... More


Summary of Part III: How the four types of associations cooperate and compete for routinization

Hans-Jörg Schmid

in The Dynamics of the Linguistic System: Usage, Conventionalization, and Entrenchment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814771
eISBN:
9780191852466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814771.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

By way of a summary of Part III, this chapter shows how the competitive routinization of the four types of associations brings about what we regard as the structure of language on the cognitive ... More


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