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The Disclosive Function of Linguistic Signs

Andrew Inkpin

in Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262033916
eISBN:
9780262333955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033916.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter adds a more specific level to the Heideggerian framework by considering the complex disclosive function linguistic signs have for Heidegger. This task is approached by considering his ... More


The emergence of linguistic signs

Denis Bouchard

in The Nature and Origin of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The representational capacities of Offline Brain Systems make it possible for the very different substances of signs to be represented in the brain in a similar way, which enables them to be linked ... More


A Concern for Metaphor

James W. Underhill

in Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

One rich and wide-reaching element in language has become the focal point of much study in the past three decades: metaphor. If this element of language has aroused such interest, it is because there ... More


‘There is No World Outside the Text’: Transatlantic Slippage in Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the issue of transatlantic slippage in Eva Hoffman's memoir Lost in Translation, exploring the discourses of ‘here’ and ‘there’ invoked by Hoffman's multilayered images, and ... More


Semiotics

Ettore Casari

in Bolzano's Logical System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788294
eISBN:
9780191830228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788294.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

In this chapter, the almost forgotten Bolzanian theory of signs is illustrated that, in the case of linguistic signs, for the first time in the modern age presents again the old Stoic distinction ... More


Intentional Signs

Ruth Garrett Millikan

in Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

An intentional sign family has the structure of an infosign family, with variants and invariants. It is a reproductively established family, a REF, that proliferates because enough of its members are ... More


“Mr. Berlicche and Mr. Joyce”: Language as Comestible

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Joyce's conception of language as an arbitrary axiomatic system as amplified and reinforced by his experiences as a teacher in the Berlitz schools of Pola and Trieste. This ... More


“knowledge2 + certainty2 = squat2”: (re)ThinkingIdentity and Meaning in Percival Everett’s The Water Cure

Jonathan Dittman

in Perspectives on Percival Everett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes how a great number of Percival Everett’s works question how identities and perceptions of reality are created in society and expose the inherent flaws that exist within these ... More


Condoms, Conrad, and Joyce

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the symptom of textual prophylaxis present in the works of Joyce. In this chapter, the focus is on the use of sexual discourse by Joyce to introduce the metaphors of ... More


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