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Construal

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/9780195331967.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

An expression's meaning depends not only on the conceptual content it evokes but also on the construal it imposes on that content. Broad classes of construal phenomena include specificity, focusing, ... More


Introduction to the question of world-political time

kimberly Hutchings

in Time and World Politics: Thinking the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073021
eISBN:
9781781701447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073021.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the main arguments of the book and offers some preliminary arguments for why conceptions of time matter in theories of world politics. The first section examines the concept ... More


Time in Ancient Stories of Origin

Anke Walter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198843832
eISBN:
9780191879531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843832.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek and Roman stories of origin, or aetia, provide a fascinating window onto ancient conceptions of time. Aetia, which pervade ancient literature at all its stages, are inherently about time: they ... More


Towards a Biblical Conception of Time

Mette Bundvad

in Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198739708
eISBN:
9780191802652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739708.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 2 discusses the thinking on time in the Hebrew Bible on a general level, and in Qohelet specifically. The discussion centres on the alleged impossibility of expressing in biblical Hebrew the ... More


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