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Interim Conclusion

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

‘Purism’, the claim that I is a pure indexical, is a contradictory position which requires the truth of three doctrines that have been shown to be myths: ‘rule theory’, ‘independence’, and ‘the ... More


Prepositions and cases in Modern Greek

Pietro Bortone

in Greek Prepositions: From Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556854
eISBN:
9780191721571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556854.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 7 examines the prepositional system of Modern Greek, taking into account the impact of purism and of the Balkan Sprachbund. The development has come full circle: the younger (previously only ... More


The beginning of the demoticist campaign, 1880–1897

Peter Mackridge

in Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter begins by surveying the sudden surge of literary works written in demotic Greek in the 1880s. Against this background, the contribution of two leading figures to the language debate is ... More


Fallibilism

Jeremy Fantl and Matthew McGrath

in Knowledge in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550623
eISBN:
9780191722684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550623.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Fallibilism is the doctrine that it is possible to know that something is the case even though in some sense you could be wrong. This chapter begins by examining a number of senses in which you ... More


Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa

Mark Sanders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167565
eISBN:
9781400881086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When this book's author began studying Zulu, he was often questioned why he was learning it. This book places the author's endeavors within a wider context to uncover how, in the past 150 years of ... More


Introduction

KENNETH HAYNES

in English Literature and Ancient Languages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212125
eISBN:
9780191718663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.003.001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the book's main focus, which is the influence of ancient languages such as Greek and Latin on English literature since the Renaissance — the literary ... More


Varieties of Language Purism

KENNETH HAYNES

in English Literature and Ancient Languages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212125
eISBN:
9780191718663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by discussing two kinds of language purisms. The first purism is mainly derived from French neo-classicism, aimed to reform literature especially poetry in the high style. The ... More


Serbo‐Croatian: United or not we fall

Robert D. Greenberg

in Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Disintegration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208753
eISBN:
9780191717673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208753.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the precarious Serbo-Croatian language union. It describes models for unified languages, including centrally monitored unity, government-imposed unity, and pluricentric unity. ... More


Linguistic Purism in Rapa Nui Political Discourse

Miki Makihara

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines language ideologies and political discourse of the bilingual, indigenous Polynesian community of Easter Island, Chile, where the local Rapa Nui language has in the past been ... More


Honoured Orators

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Gellius's relations with the leading Roman orator of his age, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, and his Greek counterpart Herodes Atticus. Fronto, who appears in five chapters, is ... More


The Foreign in the Mother Tongue: Words of Foreign Derivation and Utopia in Theodor W. Adorno

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses words of foreign derivation (Fremdwörter) as constituting a form of “internal multilingualism,” which writers can potentially mobilize against the monolingual paradigm. It ... More


Ideologies, Beliefs, and Revitalization of Guernesiais (Guernsey)

Yan Marquis and Julia Sallabank

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines language ideologies in a small community (Guernsey, Channel Islands) which reflect wider issues concerning the aims and effectiveness of language-related activities. Ideologies ... More


Clarifying Pragmatic Encroachment: A Reply to Charity Anderson and John Hawthorne on Knowledge, Practical Adequacy, and Stakes

Jeremy Fantl and Matthew McGrath

in Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 6

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833314
eISBN:
9780191871658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833314.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses concerns that pragmatic encroachers are committed to problematic knowledge variance. It first replies to Charity Anderson and John Hawthorne’s new putative problem cases, which ... More


Puripetal force in the charitable field

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter, published by Depends on timing. the journal Asian Ethnology, is a theoretical exercise, inspired by Mary Douglas’s classic anthropological text Purity and Danger, that sets out to ... More


The man-machine: the modern sports of cycling and motor racing

Bernard Vere

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784992507
eISBN:
9781526136268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992507.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The first part of this chapter compares three paintings of racing cyclist produced across Europe in quick succession during 1912–13. The works are by the expressionist Lyonel Feininger, the cubist ... More


Adversarial modernisms: the spectacle of boxing and the geometry of tennis

Bernard Vere

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784992507
eISBN:
9781526136268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992507.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The second chapter deals with two individual sports. Boxing and tennis might appear strange bedfellows, but as well as being primarily individual sports, they are also united by their transatlantic ... More


Conclusion: body politics

Bernard Vere

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784992507
eISBN:
9781526136268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992507.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The conclusion begins by looking at the treatment of sport in Le Corbusier and Amédée Ozenfant’s purist journal L’Esprit Nouveau. The eclectic and episodic fragments on sport are contrasted with the ... More


Defending the citadel, patrolling the borders

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter examines the border territories of language, and the nature of the ‘coast’ which the dictionary-maker might discover or need to defend. It examines the relationship of native and ... More


Realistic Prescriptivism: The Hebrew Language Academy and the Native Speaker

Ghil'ad Zuckermann

in Revivalistics: From the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780199812776
eISBN:
9780190097042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199812776.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the futile lexpionage (lexical + espionage) of the Academy of the Hebrew Language. During the past century, Israeli has become the primary mode of communication in all domains ... More


High Modernism according to Le Corbusier

Andrzej Piotrowski

in Architecture of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673049
eISBN:
9781452945835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673049.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter focuses on Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) and his contributions to High Modernism. His work is said to mark a turning point in the development of Western architecture, a ... More


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