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Deictic locatives, emphasis, and metalinguistic negation

Ana Maria Martins

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses how the deictic locatives lá/cá (‘there/here’) developed into metalinguistic negation markers in European Portuguese, while preserving their regular working as locatives. It is ... More


Against the Semantic View II: AGAINST RIVAL EXPLANATIONS

Pekka Väyrynen

in The Lewd, the Rude and the Nasty: A Study of Thick Concepts in Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199314751
eISBN:
9780199369225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314751.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter considers rival explanations of the data presented in chapter 3 which are compatible with the Semantic View. These accounts are argued to be inferior, in the light of standard ... More


Ideology, Generics, and Common Ground

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Drawing on recent work by Sarah-Jane Leslie and others, this chapter considers how generics such as “Women are submissive” and “Blacks are violent” might implicate false claims about the nature of ... More


The First Myth of ‘Or’

R. E. Jennings

in The Genealogy of Disjunction

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195075243
eISBN:
9780199852970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075243.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter talks about how philosophers define and use the word ‘or’ and how the word ‘or’ has undergone changes in modification. The notion of logical form does not apply straightforwardly to ... More


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