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An Analysis of Academic Language Proficiency

Norbert Francis

in Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the child’s abilities related to academic uses of language, including the abilities necessary for reading and writing. It looks at the underlying components of language ... More


Conclusion

Hannah Skoda

in Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670833
eISBN:
9780191749551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670833.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The conclusion explains that violence functioned as a form of communication or of commentary, challenging or re-negotiating social relations, but nevertheless often provoked shock and disapproval. ... More


Moral Habilitation and the New Normal: Sexual Offender Narratives of Posttreatment Community Integration

Janice Victor and James B. Waldram

in Narrative Criminology: Understanding Stories of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479876778
eISBN:
9781479895731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876778.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the narrative dilemmas confronting sexual offenders, particularly the rapists, whose disruptive life experiences are quite dramatic, self-induced, and universally reviled. Their ... More


Book Religions as Imperial Religions?: The Local Limits of Supraregional Religious Communication

Jörg Rüpke

in From Jupiter to Christ: On the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703723
eISBN:
9780191774065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703723.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter questions the widespread belief that books were the primary channels for the diffusion of religion in the imperial period. Phenomenological similarities could be achieved by different ... More


Gayl Jones’s White Rat

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Silence and its opposite, speech, are primary attributes of the short stories comprising Gayl Jones’s White Rat. In Pinteresque fashion, Jones’s stories resonate with the plenitude and paucity of ... More


Towards a ‘Natural’ Bond of Cognitive and Affective Narratology

Caroline Pirlet and Andreas Wirag

in Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter explores the neglected affective dimension in reader-response frameworks in cognitive poetics and narratology to advance a more holistic model of how readers make sense of stories. Future ... More


Narrative at the Limits (Or: What Is “Life” Really Like?)

Mark Freeman

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the relationship between life and narrative, focusing especially on the claim that the latter is integral to the former. Some critics have seen this relationship as a tenuous ... More


Sterne: The naturalness of a toe movement

Guillemette Bolens

in Kinesic Humor: Literature, Embodied Cognition, and the Dynamics of Gesture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190930066
eISBN:
9780190930097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930066.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Laurence Sterne’s masterpiece Tristram Shandy experiments with dynamics in nonverbal communication. Tonic shifts and variations in pace are systematically narrated in the interactions between ... More


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