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From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

A. Mark Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Until quite recently, the history of optics has been treated as the history of light-theory. As it developed from antiquity, however, the science of optics was aimed primarily at explaining not light ... More


The Beautiful, the Bad, and the Ugly: Aesthetics and Morality in Maya Figurines

Rhonda Taube and Karl Taube

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

While the notion of aesthetics in European philosophy accounts for a branch of metaphysics that encompasses the laws of refined visual taste, these are comparable to Maya notions of visually pleasing ... More


The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Edward A. Gibson and Neal J. Pearlmutter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together contributions by prominent researchers in the fields of language processing and language acquisition on topics of common interest: how people refer to objects in the world, ... More


Introduction

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After setting out the basic historiographical context for the study that follows, this chapter provides a brief account of the book’s overall thesis, which emphasizes the sharp contrast between ... More


Classifying and massifying incrementally in Chinese language comprehension ⋆

Natalie M. Klein, Greg N. Carlson, Renjie Li, T. Florian Jaeger, and Michael K. Tanenhaus

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Unlike English nouns, Mandarin nouns do not syntactically reflect the mass/count distinction, but are akin to English mass nouns (e.g. water) in that they refer to unindividuated pluralities. Thus ... More


Function words and polarity: The case of negation

Matteo Greco

in Expressive Meaning Across Linguistic Levels and Frameworks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198871217
eISBN:
9780191914225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871217.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Function words are commonly considered to be a small and closed class of words in which each element is associated with a specific and fixed logical meaning. Unfortunately, this is not always true as ... More


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