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Language without Rights

Lionel Wee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199737437
eISBN:
9780199827107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737437.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a book-length critique of the concept of language rights. It presents a balanced, though ultimately skeptical, evaluation of language rights. Through a sophisticated ... More


Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Steven Kepnes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jewish Liturgical Reasoning is an attempt to articulate the internal patterns of philosophical, ethical, and theological reasoning that are at work in Jewish synagogue liturgies. Jewish ... More


The ecology and machinery of language

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Language is positioned in its ecological setting as part of the human mind, intentionally related to the actual and to virtual worlds and functional in a social force field. Grammar defines fully ... More


Representing Social Action

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates how social actions can be, and are, represented in English discourse, describing the social and critical relevance of the analytical categories it presents as well as ... More


INCONGRUITY AND PREDICTABILITY IN BRITISH DANCE BAND MUSIC OF THE 1920S AND 1930S

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter is concerned with the ideology of “high” and “low“ art, and how this impacts upon both musical style and reception. Defenses of the popular that relate its value to its historical ... More


The Early History of Music Writing in the West

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the invention and early uses of technologies for the representation of the melodic aspect of song in writing. It has four objectives: (i) to distinguish between the analysis ... More


“And Now a Word from Our Sponsor”: Musical Structure and Mediation in Early TV Commercials

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter examines the role of music in early television commercials, drawing upon the semiotic theory of Algirdas Greimas. Using Greimas's “semiotic square,” the relationship of music to image ... More


State-sponsored terrorism, the laws of war, and the role of storytelling as a self-help remedyLaw, Literature, and Semiotics

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes the principles of international humanitarian law as exemplified in the book and film called The Pianist. This method of analysis relating international law and literature is a ... More


Deconstructing civil disobedience: A Semiotic Definition *

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides a semiotic definition of the term civil disobedience which like the term terrorism has been misapplied in recent years. It reviews the history of civil disobedience in the ... More


Semiotics and Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores Martin Luther King's views on civil disobedience as expressed in the memorable Letter from Birmingham Jail. The message contained in the Letter is that racial difference is ... More


The semiotics of women’s human rights in iran

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines various types of coded sign systems that, when decoded contextually and from the point of view of cultural peculiarities known to Iranians, reveal hidden realities about women's ... More


Why the Buddha Never Uttered a Word

Mario D’Amato

in Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381559
eISBN:
9780199869244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that there is indeed an important sense in which the Buddha never utters a word, that is, in which he never uses language in the way that language is ordinarily used. Drawing from ... More


Hermann von Helmholtz

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter and the next deals with the texts of two German thinkers who were widely read by Charles Sanders Peirce and William James – the German psychologists Hermann von Helmholtz and Wilhelm ... More


William Hamilton

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Demonstrates the resonance between Charles Sanders Peirce (the American pragmatist) and William Hamilton (a Scottish professor of logic and metaphysics), which can be outlined in three ways: first, ... More


Constructing Reality

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the principles of the Babylonian word lists, how lexicography was formulated, and how it interacted with other writings. It argues that Babylonian lexicography was a scientific ... More


Some Aspects of Intersemiotic Translation: A Study of Satyajit Ray's Interpretation of Tagore

Anuradha Ghosh

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Translation studies have addressed the inter-lingual and intra-lingual aspects of translation, but few have explored its inter-semiotic aspects. Certain practical problems have been raised regarding ... More


The Development of Individual Purposes: Creating Actuality Through Novelty

Jaan Valsiner

in Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195383430
eISBN:
9780199827176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter proposes a theoretical model to make sense of how any human being can face future challenges at the present through cultural signs: which particular forms the sign-construction takes, ... More


Avoiding Circularity and Proving Pragmatism

Christopher Hookway

in Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256587
eISBN:
9780191597718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256586.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Peirce's pragmatist principle is defended as a methodological rule for clarifying concepts and hypotheses. He claimed that, unlike other versions of pragmatism, his could be proved, and much of his ... More


Language

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Explores the parallels and divergences between music and language, dismisses certain fashionable semiotic approaches, and tries to show that recent attempts to give a generative theory of musical ... More


How Peirce Argued for his Pragmatist Maxim

Christopher Hookway

in The Pragmatic Maxim: Essays on Peirce and pragmatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199588381
eISBN:
9780191745089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588381.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter evaluates the different strategies that Peirce employed to argue for his pragmatism between the 1870s and 1907. The first clarified propositions by showing what habits of action would be ... More


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