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Historical‐philological Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

in Theories of Lexical Semantics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198700302
eISBN:
9780191706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700302.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The first chapter describes historical‐philological semantics. Historical‐philological semantics is the diachronic approach to lexical semantics that dominated the discipline from 1850 to roughly ... More


Introduction

Regine Eckardt

in Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter formulates the main hypothesis of the book: meaning change in grammaticalization needs to be investigated in terms of an explicit theory of the syntax-semantics interface. Specifically, ... More


Introduction

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This introductory chapter focuses on Grelling's heterologicality paradox and on Russell's paradox for properties, and surveys the possible strategies for solving them. It also considers objections to ... More


Language 1

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Insight is needed, in particular, into the variability of meaning and processes of meaning change. This chapter considers the ‘hermeneutic circle’. Together with the theory of knowledge and cognitive ... More


New Words and Changing Uses

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The English lexicon changes constantly as users coin new words and press existing words into new uses. Novel English words are formed by a variety of methods, including compounding existing words, ... More


Conceptual Evolution and Reference

Mark Richard

in Meanings as Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842811
eISBN:
9780191878732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842811.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, American Philosophy

A word’s meaning, according to the argument of Chapter 3, is constituted by certain presuppositions that it is common ground speakers associate with uses of the word. Presumably there can be changes ... More


Sex and Conversation

Mark Richard

in Meanings as Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842811
eISBN:
9780191878732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842811.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, American Philosophy

Recognizing that meanings are species-like suggests a range of questions. Meanings seem relatively static in the short to medium term. When meanings change, that is sometimes driven by relatively ... More


Conceptual Engineering: The Master Argument

Herman Cappelen

in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops and defends the Master Argument for Conceptual Engineering: (1) If W is a word that has a meaning M, then there are many similar meanings, M1,M2,...,Mn, W could have. (2) We ... More


Talk and Thought

Sarah Sawyer

in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides an externalist account of talk and thought that clearly distinguishes the two. It is argued that linguistic meanings and concepts track different phenomena and have different ... More


Measured against alternative views

Jc Beall

in The Contradictory Christ

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852360
eISBN:
9780191886829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852360.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter compares alternative accounts against the advanced contradictory one.


Transition to the ‘universal' welfare state: the changing meaning of ‘welfare state’ in Korea

Huck-ju Kwon

in Analysing social policy concepts and language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447306443
eISBN:
9781447311607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306443.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Over the last fifty years, the welfare state in Korea has evolved from a minimal structure of welfare programmes to a comprehensive set of institutions and policies for social protection. This ... More


Seven virtues

Jc Beall

in The Contradictory Christ

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852360
eISBN:
9780191886829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852360.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents seven virtues of the contradictory account of Jesus Christ


Introduction: Shifting Concepts

Teresa Marques and Åsa Wikforss

in Shifting Concepts: The Philosophy and Psychology of Conceptual Variability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198803331
eISBN:
9780191841521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803331.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Concepts stand at the centre of human cognition. We use concepts in categorizing objects and events in the world, in reasoning and action, and in social interaction. It is therefore not surprising ... More


Shifting Concepts: The Philosophy and Psychology of Conceptual Variability

Teresa Marques and Åsa Wikforss (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198803331
eISBN:
9780191841521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803331.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Concepts stand at the centre of human cognition. We use concepts in categorizing objects and events in the world, in reasoning and action, and in social interaction. It is therefore not surprising ... More


Meaning, Thought, and Thought Ascription

Mark Richard

in Meanings as Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842811
eISBN:
9780191878732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842811.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, American Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion of propositions and propositional attitudes begun in Chapters 3 and 4. Section 1 sketches a view of attitudes and attitude ascription. Section 2 addresses how ... More


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