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Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure

Eva Feder Kittay

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242468
eISBN:
9780191680472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242468.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book provides a philosophical theory explicating the cognitive contribution of metaphor. Metaphor effects a transference of meaning, not between two terms, but between two structured domains of ... More


Metaphors and Idioms

Rachel Giora

in On Our Mind: Salience, Context, and Figurative Language

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195136166
eISBN:
9780199846993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136166.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the role of metaphors and idioms in language comprehension and production. The result reveals that familiar idioms whose nonliteral meaning is salient were processed ... More


Semantical Underdeterminacy

Jay David Atlas

in Logic, Meaning, and Conversation: Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and their Interface

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133004
eISBN:
9780199850181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133004.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Dogma refers to the notion of how language is divided into two categories: one that is figurative or literary and that is widely used metaphorically, and the other concerns standard or ordinary ... More


What Metaphors Mean

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson argues that there are no strict rules determining which expressions in a language must count as metaphorical; and that metaphorical meaning is to be expressed in terms of, even though it ... More


The Literal Sense and Personal Identity: Hans Frei

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Hans Frei's overall claim that a Christian figural reading of the Bible narratively extends, rather than effaces, its realistic and literal sense. The discussion begins with a ... More


The Ordinary Meaning Doctrine

Brian G. Slocum

in Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter One introduces the central issue of the book: By what standard should legal texts be interpreted? Courts have uniformly presumed that words in legal texts should be interpreted in light of ... More


Concluding Remarks: Reference and Truth in Metaphor

EVA FEDER KITTAY

in Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242468
eISBN:
9780191680472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242468.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The perspectival shift achieved by metaphor has been explicated in terms of a theory of metaphorical meaning in which metaphor is not readily paraphrasable into literal language. The meaning of ... More


Eusebius as Exegete: Interpretive Method in the Commentary on Isaiah

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Eusebius' intentions and his performance as a biblical interpreter in the Commentary on Isaiah. It shows that for Eusebius, the difference between ‘literal’ and ‘spiritual’ ... More


Logic, Meaning, and Conversation: Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and their Interface

Jay David Atlas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133004
eISBN:
9780199850181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133004.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This look at the philosophy of language focuses on the interface between a theory of literal meaning and pragmatics — a philosophical examination of the relationship between meaning and language use ... More


Interpretative presumptions

F. A. R. Bennion

in Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

An interpretative presumption, laid down at common law, affords guidance, arising out of the essential nature of legislation, as to the legislator's prima facie intention regarding the legal meaning. ... More


Constructing Words and Word Meaning. Metaphors

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter deals with the resources regarding the Mishnaic allocation of meaning to words in the biblical text. The Mishnah often suggests that a biblical word has a meaning nuance that calls for ... More


Basic concepts II: opposing constructions; literal, purposive and developmental interpretations

F. A. R. Bennion

in Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

It is usually the operation of an enactment that raises crucial issues of fact or law. It must first be ascertained whether a fact of the kind shown is required by the relevant factual outline. ... More


Minimal Semantics and the Global Art of Communication

Emma Borg

in Minimal Semantics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270255
eISBN:
9780191601477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270252.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter spells out the precise claims of minimal semantics and the role it accords to context in semantic theorizing. It also recapitulates the claims made with respect to the modularity of ... More


Wrong about meaning

Kasia M. Jaszczolt

in Meaning in Linguistic Interaction: Semantics, Metasemantics, Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199602469
eISBN:
9780191815867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602469.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter presents the debate surrounding the object of study of the theory of meaning, focusing on the differences, as well as points of agreement, between orientations within the camps of the ... More


Hart as Contextualist? Theories of Interpretation in Language and the Law

Ross Charnock

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0062
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

One of the fundamental problems debated in linguistics and law is that of the ‘alleged priority’ of literal interpretation. In the law, there is a clear preference for what is called, vaguely, ... More


Literal Meaning, the Dictionary and the Law

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter looks more closely at some issues and trends in legal interpretation and legal decision making, against a background of debates in the United States in particular between originalism, ... More


Chapter One The Ordinary Meaning Doctrine

Brian G. Slocum

in Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter One introduces the central issue of the book: By what standard should legal texts be interpreted? Courts have uniformly presumed that words in legal texts should be interpreted in light of ... More


Difficult Remainders: Seeking Comparative Theology’s Really Difficult Other

S.J. Francis X. Clooney

in How to Do Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278404
eISBN:
9780823280513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278404.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Francis X. Clooney, S.J., aims to break new ground in his ongoing series of instances of a Christian comparative theology engaging Hinduism, by showing how comparative theology, done in the ... More


Nostalgia for World Culture

in Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312182
eISBN:
9781846315534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315534.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the larger ramifications of poetry and translation in relation to world literature. It discusses Nadezhda Mandelstam's nostalgia for world culture and Johann Wolfgang von ... More


Letter versus Spirit

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 turns its attention to the stasis of letter versus spirit. Traditionally, this stasis has been understood as pitting the exact words of a text against the author’s intent, but the chapter ... More


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