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Investigation of the Impersonal Syntactic Uses of Old English Verbs

Ruth Möhlig-Falke

in The Early English Impersonal Construction: An Analysis of Verbal and Constructional Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777723
eISBN:
9780199933310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777723.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of the various impersonal patterns found with Old English (OE) verbs to bring out the functional properties of the OE impersonal construction. The ... More


Asceticism, Prophecy, and Mystical Union

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A recurring theme in Isaac ben Samuel of Akko's writing is his repeated emphasis on the need for the kabbalist to transcend the realm of physical sensation for the sake of mental attachment to the ... More


Uncertain Deliveries

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes how the surroundings and routines of family members of Erik changed when he was hospitalized after a serious accident. Erik's parents were housed in the same hospital, had ... More


Slavery’s Suffering Brought to Light—New Orleans, 1834

Courtney R. Baker (ed.)

in Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039485
eISBN:
9780252097591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039485.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the abolitionist movement and the rise of physical sensation as a rhetorical theme. It interprets the term “image” in its post-nineteenth-century sense as identifying both the ... More


Introduction: Making Sense

Mary Carruthers

in The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199590322
eISBN:
9780191804540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199590322.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book begins from the premise that medieval aesthetic experience is bound into human sensation and that human knowledge is sense-derived, the agents of which are all corporeal. It focuses on the ... More


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