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The Linguistic Construction of Social and Medical Categories in the Work of the English General Register Office, 1837–1950

Edward Higgs

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Examines the classification systems and nosologies that were developed by the General Register Office in London in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in terms of modern linguistic analysis. ... More


Linguistic Analysis

Susan Hockey

in Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses linguistic analysis, including word-class tagging. It looks at some possibilities for analysing text beyond the level of the graphic word or sequence of characters, focusing on ... More


Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Susan Hockey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With word processing and the Internet, computing is much more part and parcel of the everyday life of the humanities scholar, but computers can do much more than assist with writing or Internet ... More


Issues of Linguistic Typology in the Study of Sign Language Development of Deaf Children

Dan I. Slobin

in Advances in the Sign-Language Development of Deaf Children

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195180947
eISBN:
9780199893737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180947.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter has two goals: first, to consider some lessons which have been learned from the cross-linguistic study of hearing children and their acquisition of a range of spoken languages; and ... More


Methodology in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy

Scott Soames

in Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the methodology that guided logico-linguistic analysis from Gottlob Frege’s 1879 Begriffsschrift to Rudolf Carnap’s 1934 The Logical Syntax of Language. In the first four ... More


Toxic Shock Syndrome from Tampons: Krystal H. Rinehart v. International Playtex

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This case focused entirely on the warning label on the package insert of a tampons product used by a young woman who subsequently suffered from toxic shock syndrome (TSS). One side of the tightly ... More


Discourse Ambiguity in a Contract Fraud Case: US v. David Smith

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Government contracts can be very complex, as illustrated by this 1997 case involving a Texas-based manufacturer of helicopters. It was made even more complicated by the fact that the company was a ... More


Concluding Remarks

Arie Verhagen

in Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226702
eISBN:
9780191706646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter concludes that not everything is intersubjectivity, though intersubjectivity is widespread. There is a strong dialectics between specific, sometimes minute problems of linguistic ... More


Law in the Perspective of Philosophy: Causation in the Law, The Concept of Law

Nicola Lacey

in A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202775
eISBN:
9780191705953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202775.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the publication of Causation in the Law and The Concept of Law. Causation in the Law represents a thoroughgoing application of the linguistic philosophical analysis to law. It ... More


The Effectiveness of Linguistic Analysis in Fraud Cases

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the usefulness of linguistic analysis for the retaining lawyers in the eight fraud cases described earlier. None of the lawyers used their retained linguist as an expert witness ... More


Even senators can get in trouble

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the sexual misconduct case that involved U.S. Senator Robert Packwood, who is known for his support of legalized abortion. Packwood was first accused of having made unwanted ... More


Deriving linguistic variation from learnability conditions: The Chunking Procedure

Adriana Fasanella and Jordi Fortuny

in Rethinking Parameters

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461737
eISBN:
9780190461768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461737.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter stresses that the central problem of parametric theory is Plato’s problem (how do humans learn a language?), whereas what we may call Greenberg’s problem (what is the shape and degree of ... More


The Problem of Political Freedom

Joseph Raz

in The Morality of Freedom

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248071
eISBN:
9780191598289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248075.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Central to liberalism is the concept of political freedom. Revisionists wrongly claim that liberty has only instrumental value, but they do nevertheless contribute several cogent arguments relevant ... More


Hart as a Political Philosopher

John Finnis

in Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580088
eISBN:
9780191729409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

After a brief appreciation of Hart's life and virtues, this chapter contrasts his legal-theoretical work with conceptions of method and political philosophy dominant between 1945 and 1960. Hart's ... More


Introduction: Translating Law and Social Science

William K. Ford and Elizabeth Mertz

in Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In their introductory essay, Ford and Mertz survey the articles in the volume and summarize some overarching themes that emerge from the group as a whole. To begin with, the authors of these articles ... More


Introduction: to write a grammar

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the concept of a reference grammar, and its importance (with a brief overview of further possible types of grammars). A reference grammar is a piece of scientific analysis. ... More


Twentieth-Century Philosophy

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of twentieth-century philosophy in Japan. The fall from grace of the Kyoto School after the death of Nishida Kitarō and allegations of wartime complicity in its ... More


Foucault, Cavaillès, and Husserl on the Historical Epistemology of the Sciences

David Hyder

in Science and the Life-World: Essays on Husserl's Crisis of European Sciences

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756044
eISBN:
9780804772945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756044.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the relations between Husserl and later French authors such as Jean Cavailles and Michel Foucault, who transform Husserl's transcendental project into a form of linguistic ... More


Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Elizabeth Mertz, William K. Ford, and Gregory Matoesian (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is dedicated to exploring the linguistic challenges arising from the process of interdisciplinary translation between law and the social science disciplines. Although the field of ... More


Philosophy: Contribution not to Human Knowledge but to Human Understanding

P. M. S. Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674824
eISBN:
9780191761287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674824.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Philosophy has generally been held to be a cognitive discipline. But there is no agreed body of philosophical knowledge to show for more than two thousand years of endeavour. This has been explained ... More


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