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Legislation as Communication? Legal Interpretation and the Study of Linguistic Communication

Mark Greenberg

in Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199572380
eISBN:
9780191728914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572380.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

According to one view — really a family of related views — that has considerable currency at the moment, the philosophy of language and linguistics have a direct bearing on the content of the law. ... More


The Gesture-Language Interface

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

in The Gestural Origin of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter proposes a reunification of language and gesture, claiming that only by starting with the premise that signed languages are the original and prototypical languages can we achieve a unity ... More


A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

Donald Davidson

in Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198237570
eISBN:
9780191602610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823757X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay argues that in linguistic communication, nothing corresponds to a linguistic competence as summarized by the three principles of first meaning in language: that first meaning is ... More


Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Arie Verhagen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226702
eISBN:
9780191706646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book shows that the meaning of grammatical constructions often has more to do with the human cognitive capacity for taking other peoples' points of view than with describing the world. Treating ... More


Not Just Language: A Taxonomy of Communication

Bruno G. Bara

in Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book deals with cognitive pragmatics, the study of the mental states of people who are engaged in communication, and analyzes the relationship between communicative interactions and mental ... More


New Scenarios

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

in Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter talks about the results achieved, and in particular, the contribution to research that the system studied makes on the origins of speech. It shows that the generality and simplicity of ... More


Orality as Performance

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter discusses the deviation from dramatic dialogue in post-colonial theatre. There are numerous occasions where dialogue is replaced by other modes of linguistic communication. The most ... More


Introduction Defining the Question

Christopher Gauker

in Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599462
eISBN:
9780191729225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599462.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Concepts may be defined as the building blocks of judgments. Concepts are the components of judgments that stand to whole judgments as (open class) words stand to whole sentences. Psychologists and ... More


‘Devant la lettre’: On Reading Mallarmé

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter sets out the two principal aims of the book, which are to propose new meanings in Mallarme's poetry and to present the development of his poetic art as a successful search for linguistic ... More


Cooperation by Means of Words

Christopher Gauker

in Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599462
eISBN:
9780191729225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599462.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter characterizes a paradigmatic sort of discourse aimed at the achievement of practical goals and explains how a language serving such discourse might be learned on the basis of imagistic ... More


Nahmanides’s Philosophy of Halakhah

Moshe Halbertal

in Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter notes the tension between Maimonides and the Geonim about anchoring halakhah in a tradition from Sinai versus preserving the reliability of the tradition. It explains how Nahmanides is ... More


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