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 Whither Christianity?: A Study in Origin, Thought, and Action

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: This chapter examines Roman imperial pressure and the persecution that triggered wide‐ranging dispersion and movement in Christianity. Persecution induced habits of vigilance, and ascetic ... More


Intralingual Translation: Genuine and False Dilemmas

Dimitris N. Maronitis

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter scrutinises intralingual translation in the wider context of interlingual translation, while focusing specifically on the translation of ancient Greek texts into modern Greek. In the ... More


Toward a Poetics of Polyphony and Translatability

Dennis Tedlock

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

If a poem is supposed to consist of exactly the right words and no others, then there are multiple worlds in which poems are never quite finished. In some of these worlds poets use writing that ... More


(In)imitability, (Un)translatability and Inter-Group Strife

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the two themes of group identity and inter-group conflict in the pre-modern Arabic-speaking world, in so far as they relate to language as a primary factor in articulating them. ... More


Comparing the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach to emotion and the GRID paradigm1

Zhengdao Ye

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Three important starting points of the GRID paradigm are that (a) the words and expressions ordinary people use to talk about their emotional experience are central to emotion research, (b) emotions ... More


Concreteness and Critique

Michael Hampe

in What Philosophy Is For

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226365282
eISBN:
9780226365312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365312.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues against the idea that a concrete reality that conceptual or linguistic universals have not prestructured is inaccessible. Moving forward with this critique, it engages with ... More


Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668434
eISBN:
9780191748691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668434.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This book presents a series of systematic, empirically based studies of word meanings. Each chapter investigates key expressions drawn from different domains of the lexicon – concrete, abstract, ... More


Davidson’s Normativity

Stephen Turner

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter puts the spotlight on one of Davidson’s most influential works, “The Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme,” and shows how this work has come to be assimilated to a form of conventional ... More


Afterword: The ‘World’ in World Literature

Emily Apter (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The question of whether there should be a ‘world literature in French’ is a subject of considerable debate. In seeking to comparatise French literary criticism and theory, both proponents and critics ... More


Universal Words, Semantic Atoms, and Semantic Molecules

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Starting from the premise that most words don’t match in meaning across language boundaries, this chapter introduces the idea that as empirical cross-linguistic investigations have established, some ... More


The Drowned Muse: The Unknown Woman of the Seine's Survivals from Nineteenth-Century Modernity to the Present

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198708629
eISBN:
9780191779558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book investigates the fascination surrounding the Unknown Woman of the Seine in literature and the visual arts at the end of the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. ‘L’Inconnue de la ... More


Fortuna in Translation, Fortuna as Translation

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter considers the relationship between Fortuna and Tyche as one of translatability. The first half of the chapter focuses on Tyche, with the aim of determining semantic and structural ... More


The Inconnue as Popular Icon

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot

in The Drowned Muse: The Unknown Woman of the Seine's Survivals from Nineteenth-Century Modernity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198708629
eISBN:
9780191779558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708629.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter opens the third section, ‘Traces of a Metamorphosis: Popular Imagery, Photography, Cinema and Theory’, which examines the Inconnue as a cultural object whose reconfigurations are ... More


The Hazards of Translating Wheaton’s Elements of International Law into Chinese: Cultures of World Order Lost in Translation

Emily Cheung and Maranatha Fung

in Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: European and Chinese Origins of a Rule of Law as Justice for World Order

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199670055
eISBN:
9780191749438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199670055.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers to what extent Henry Wheaton’s Elements of International Law was accurately translated into Chinese by WAP Martin in the 1860s. By conducting close textual analysis of selected ... More


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