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Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Craig Speelman and Kim Kirsner

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

For years now, learning has been at the heart of research within cognitive psychology. How do we acquire new knowledge and new skills? Are the principles underlying skill acquisition unique to ... More


Pursuing Meaning

Emma Borg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines some recent answers to the questions of how and where to draw the divide between semantics (roughly, features of the literal meaning of linguistic items) and pragmatics (roughly, ... More


How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Vyvyan Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is concerned with word meaning, and the role of words in meaning construction. The specific problem addressed concerns how best to account for the inherent variation of word meaning in ... More


Vagaries of lexical meaning

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter concentrates on the problems posed by lexical meanings for any formal theory. Among the topics discussed are the noncompositionality of compound meanings, vagueness phenomena, the ... More


Archaic Features

Dov-Ber Kerler

in The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter talks about archaic features, which were seen in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These features may be referred to as formal or elevated. Some of them are the ... More


Rule Consequentialism

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores Rule Consequentialism. It begins with a brief introduction to contemporary Rule Consequentialism, focusing on Brad Hooker’s formulation. A new formulation of Rule ... More


Definition

Richard Robinson

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241607
eISBN:
9780191680397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241607.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Definition has been practised and discussed for nearly two and a half millenniums. It has been more widely adopted, and less often reviled, than any other part of the original theory of logic drawn ... More


Value Theory

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter rejects the common assumption that we can construct a theory of value in isolation from our theory of right action on the grounds that our strongest moral convictions concern the ... More


Reproductive Freedom

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter first establishes a strong prima facie Rule Consequentialist case in favour of reproductive freedom. Arguments against reproductive freedom are then examined and found wanting. Rule ... More


Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236368
eISBN:
9780191597404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236360.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Jerry Fodor presents a strikingly original theory of the basic constituents of thought. He suggests that the heart of a cognitive science is its theory of concepts, and that cognitive scientists have ... More


Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Regina Pustet

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258505
eISBN:
9780191717727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258505.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Copulas (in English, the verb to be) are conventionally defined functionally as a means of relating elements of clause structure, especially subject and complement, and considered to be semantically ... More


At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Family, Choice, and Distributive Justice

Véronique Munoz‐Dardé

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One perspective on justice asks individuals directly to bear the costs of their own choices, whilst the other asks them to do so only after background conditions of justice have been established by ... More


Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Bernhard Wälchli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents a typological survey and analysis of co-compounds (also known as dvandva, coordinating compounds, and pair words). Co-compounds are compounds whose meaning is the result of ... More


Introduction

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces some of the definitions of the terms ‘case’ and ‘aspect’, namely that there are up to five different types of case (structural, lexical, semantic, inherent, and default) ... More


Preliminaries

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the terminology employed throughout the book. It illustrates that lexical/semantic aspect (i.e., whether an eventuality is telic or atelic) and ... More


Case Marking on the Internal Argument and Lexical Aspect

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter demonstrates that in the Slavic languages the accusative case arises on the internal argument of a ‘base’ verb whose event structure (lexical/semantic aspect) is compositional, whereas ... More


Periphrasis and Possible Lexemes1

Greville G. Corbett

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Periphrasis can be investigated for the ways in which it splits the paradigms of lexemes (into periphrastic and non-periphrastic parts); this is done in the context of other morphological phenomena ... More


The Representational Level

Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

in Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278107
eISBN:
9780191707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter, the longest in the book, presents the Representational Level of FDG, which is a layered structure indicating the part-whole relations among semantic categories. After a discussion of ... More


Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Jeff Good (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book looks at the relationship between linguistic universals and language change. Reflecting the resurgence of work in both fields over the last two decades, it addresses two related issues of ... More


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