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Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Philip Burton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book argues that Augustine's Confessions may fruitfully be read as a series of encounters with language and signs: as a baby learning to speak, as a schoolboy orator, student, professor of ... More


The Arguments of Time

Jeremy Butterfield (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263464
eISBN:
9780191734748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263464.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

These nine chapters, commissioned on the initiative of the Philosophy section of the British Academy, address fundamental questions about time in philosophy, physics, linguistics, and psychology. Are ... More


The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

T. J. Crow (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This volume addresses the question of the speciation of modern Homo Sapiens. The subject raises profound questions about the nature of the species, our defining characteristic (it is suggested it is ... More


Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285051
eISBN:
9780191713682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285051.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This comparative lexicographical account of Latin suffixes in English explores the rich variety of English loanwords formed by the addition of one or more Latin-derived suffixes, such as -ial, -able, ... More


Sound Change and the History of English

Jeremy Smith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291953
eISBN:
9780191710568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291953.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book addresses the question: why do sound changes happen when and where they do? It discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English. It relates the arguments to larger questions ... More


Mind Design and Minimal Syntax

Wolfram Hinzen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199289257
eISBN:
9780191706424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289257.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book introduces generative grammar as an area of study, asking what it tells us about the human mind. It lays the foundation for the unification of modern generative linguistics with the ... More


Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Sam Glucksberg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The book presents a comprehensive account of how people understand metaphors and idioms in everyday discourse. Traditionally, figurative language has been considered to be derived from and more ... More


Latin Word Order: Structured Meaning and Information

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181685
eISBN:
9780199789146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Reading a paragraph of Latin without attention to the word order entails losing access to a whole dimension of meaning, or at least using inferential procedures to guess at what is actually overtly ... More


Summary and Epilogue

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter recapitulates the main findings of the book. It is emphasized that interpreting Arabic language history requires many more detailed, case studies, models of which are presented in the ... More


Do Deaf Children Eat Deaf Carrots?

Paul Scott

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0023
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The author of this chapter works as exactly the sort of social, cultural and language role model that deaf children need, as argued in previous chapters. He describes methods in teaching deaf ... More


Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition

James P. Blevins and Juliette Blevins (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547548
eISBN:
9780191720628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Analogy is a central component of language structure, language processing, and language change. This book addresses central questions about the form and acquisition of analogy in grammar. What ... 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


Arts and Minds

Gregory Currie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256280
eISBN:
9780191601712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256284.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Thirteen essays, five not previously published, on the arts. These are philosophical essays, mostly concerned with the ways in which theories about mind and language can contribute to our ... More


Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Quantification is a topic which brings together linguistics, logic, and philosophy. Quantifiers are the essential tools with which, in language or logic, we refer to quantity of things or amount of ... More


Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Con Coroneos

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Recent literary and cultural criticism has taken a spatial turn. This book locates this development within the opposition between a space of things and a space of words, tracing various aspects of ... More


Cortex and Mind: Unifying Cognition

Joaquín M. Fuster

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195300840
eISBN:
9780199863655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300840.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book explores whether the mental order corresponds to the order of structures, events, and processes in one part of the neural order, namely, the cerebral cortex. For clarity and simplicity, ... More


A Grammar as a Theory of Linguistic Reality

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues against Chomsky’s view that linguistics is a branch of psychology, and hence concerns a psychological reality: the speaker’s linguistic competence. With the help of three quite ... More


Stoic Psychology and the Elucidation of Language

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Stoics were enormously influential on the Graeco-Roman grammatical tradition, which extends from the later Hellenistic epoch into the Christian period of the Roman Empire. Recourse to the Stoic ... More


Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Ray Jackendoff

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book surveys the last thirty-five years of research in generative linguistics and related fields and offers a new understanding of how language, the brain, and perception intermesh. The book ... More


Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Iwo Bialynicki-Birula and Iwona Bialynicka-Birula

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198531005
eISBN:
9780191713033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book covers a wide range of subjects concerning the use of computer modeling to solve a diverse set of problems. The book covers some advanced topics (cellular automata, Shannon measure of ... More


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