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Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Ronald Langacker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Cognitive Grammar is a radical alternative to the formalist theories that have dominated linguistic theory during the last half century. Instead of an objectivist semantics based on truth conditions ... 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


Orientation

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Cognitive Grammar represents one approach to cognitive linguistics, which in turn belongs to the functionalist (as opposed to the formalist) tradition in linguistic theory. Its central claim is that ... More


Constructions: General Characterization

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Grammar consists in patterns for assembling symbolically complex expressions. Such expressions are characterized as assemblies of symbolic structures, also called constructions. In large measure, ... More


Blood, Body, and Gender: Medical Images of the Female Condition in China, 1600–1850

Charlotte Furth

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the medical images—blood, body, and gender—of the female condition in China during the period 1600–1850. In many cultures, including China's, folk practice shows that female ... More


On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948

Rosario Forlenza

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817444
eISBN:
9780191859045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817444.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This book links the emergence of democracy in Italy after World War II to human experiences and the symbolic formation of meaning in a time of political and existential uncertainty. Between 1943 and ... More


Aspects of the Anglo-American Police Organization

Peter K. Manning

in Policing Contingencies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226503516
eISBN:
9780226503523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226503523.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines changes in policing. It begins with a definition of policing and a sketch of police organization, because they set the context for seeing the other changes in the media, ... More


“This little piggy went to PigFest …”: The Paradox of PigFest

Pauline Adema

in Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731200
eISBN:
9781604733334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731200.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the story of PigFest in Coppell, Texas, which, unlike the Gilroy Garlic Festival, represents a failed attempt to create a sense of community and place identity through a ... More


Incest, the Child, and the Despotic Father

John Borneman

in Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226233888
eISBN:
9780226234076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234076.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines two paradigmatic cases in which real incest is brought into the penumbra of law and subsumed into an imaginary complex superimposed on sexual abuse. It uses the cases to ... More


Space and Time: Constraints and Opportunities

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The authors define space and time as universal but culturally variable constraints on social action. Two classical studies on these constraints are summarized. Among the areas emphasized are the ... More


Introduction

Rosario Forlenza

in On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817444
eISBN:
9780191859045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817444.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Introduction presents an outline of the book, its sources and empirical material, and its theoretical and methodological approach, which rests on the key concept of meaning formation in ... More


Conclusion

Rosario Forlenza

in On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817444
eISBN:
9780191859045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817444.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Conclusion contrasts the dominant structuralist and functionalist approaches to democracy and democratization, with the concept of the passage to democracy as an endogenous process of historical ... More


Blind Spots and Metaphors: Refiguring Sightless Characters in the Gospels

Louise J. Lawrence

in Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199590087
eISBN:
9780191806551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199590087.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the metaphorical symbolisation of blindness as spiritual darkness and sin in the gospels, with particular reference to the use of blind characters as props in various indirect ... More


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