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Grammatical features in the comprehension of Italian relative clauses by children

Fabrizio Arosio, Flavia Adani, and Maria Teresa Guasti

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter addresses the question of how children exploit different grammatical devices in comprehending relative clauses. It shows that comprehension of relative clauses follows different ... More


Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Dan Xu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This new interpretation of the early history of Chinese argues that Old Chinese was typologically a ‘mixed’ language. It shows that, though its dominant word order was subject-verb-object, this ... More


Merging from the Temporal Input: On Subject‐Object Asymmetries and an Ergative Language *

Itziar Laka

in Rich Languages From Poor Inputs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199590339
eISBN:
9780191745041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590339.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses how certain aspects of linguistic form specific to a language belonging to an understudied type of languages (ergative languages) yield processing results and acquisition ... More


Argument alternations and cognates

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter surveys the argument-taking properties of verbs and other predicators. It begins with argument selection (the question of which participants are expressed as subject, object, and other ... More


The Left Periphery and Agrammatism: Wh-extractions in Danish

Anne Mette Nyvad, Ken Ramshøj Christensen, and Sten Vikner

in Locality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945269
eISBN:
9780199369805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945269.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Data from a study on the comprehension of short and long extractions by four Danish agrammatic patients reveal an interesting asymmetry between subject and object extraction that cannot be explained ... More


Setting the Stage: The Problem of Self-Consciousness

Kristina Musholt

in Thinking about Oneself: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029209
eISBN:
9780262329767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029209.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents the traditional model of self-consciousness, according to which self-consciousness is a form of object cognition, and explains why this model is misguided. Based on this, it ... More


AfterwordRethinking Modern Taste

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Briefly considers the legacy of the eighteenth-century “taste for China” in modern theories of taste, particularly Bourdieu’s theory of bourgeois taste. Late eighteenth-century literature’s ... More


The When of Sociopolitical Transformation: The Moment of the Limit

Claudia Leeb

in Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190639891
eISBN:
9780190639921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639891.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

“The When of Sociopolitical Transformation: The Moment of the Limit” introduces the idea of the moment of the limit to engage with the first tension inherent in the idea of the political subject—the ... More


The Theta System: an Introduction

Martin Everaert, Marijana Marelj, and Tal Siloni

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The goal of this introduction is threefold. Firstly, it overviews the core issues and challenges at the lexicon-syntax interface, thus setting the stage for the appearance of the Theta system of ... More


Who Changes the World: The Political Subject-in-Outline

Claudia Leeb

in Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190639891
eISBN:
9780190639921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639891.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

“Who Changes the World: The Political Subject-in-Outline” introduces the idea of the political subject-in-outline to creatively engage with the tension between the exclusionary character of the ... More


Things to Make and Do

Fleur Johns

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

So often reactive and responsive in its own self-understanding, the discipline of international law appears in this book as agentive, creative, and pivotal. Scholars and practitioners of ... More


The Earthworks Hermeneutically Considered

John E. Hancock

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034553
eISBN:
9780813039190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034553.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The chapter gives rise to many points such as the fact that enlightenment-inspired science has given much promotion to subject–object dualism. This has also led to the promotion of the isolated ... More


The Gesture of Searching

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The essay announces a crisis in the way we conceptualize knowledge, and so in the ways we go about expanding it. The gesture of “research” has long been modeled as a “digging” for causes, for deep ... More


The Complexity of the World and the Extent of Wisdom

Paul S. Fiddes

in Seeing the World and Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-Modern Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199644100
eISBN:
9780191760211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644100.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Taking up the perception of ancient Hebrew wisdom about the complexity of the world in its inexhaustible and ummeasurable extent, this chapter begins with late-modern scientific awareness of the ... More


Spatial Lyricism

John Kinsella

in Disclosed Poetics: Beyond Landscape and Lyricism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075582
eISBN:
9781781701034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075582.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this chapter, the author talks about spatial lyricism and linguistic disobedience. The lyric is the basis of all his poetry, but its signature is blurred and reconstituted. The difficulty for the ... More


Virginia Woolf and Being-in-the-world: A Heideggerian Study

Emma Simone

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474421676
eISBN:
9781474434638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf and Being-in-the-world: A Heideggerian Study explores Woolf’s treatment of the relationship between self and world from a phenomenological-existential perspective. This study presents ... More


Precious Objects: Laura Riding, Her Tiara, And the Petrarchan Muse

Becky Peterson

in Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675784
eISBN:
9781452946337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

American poet Laura Riding collapses the entire poetic subject-object structure by depicting herself as both subject and object, poet and muse. Her position on subject-object relations extends from a ... More


The Gesture of Making

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Making” here becomes the movement of two hands coming together, approaching a sameness that they can never fully achieve. The two forces are metaphorically associated with “practice” and “theory”.


The Gesture of Shaving

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Skin is the boundary that separates a person from his environment, and a person shaving himself is simultaneously a subject acting and an object being acted upon. The gesture, or its absence, becomes ... More


The Gesture of Video

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Video is here sharply distinguished from film, notably in its potential for immediate playback, allowing those behind the camera to change places with those before the camera, and opening ... More


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