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Singapore English

David Deterding

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Over the past few decades, Singapore English has been emerging as an independent variety of English with its own distinct style of pronunciation, grammar and word usage. This book provides an ... More


Perhaps

Annabel Annabel

in Milton's Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573462
eISBN:
9780191702112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter examines John Milton's use of the word perhaps in his works. Though Milton was not often tentative, he used perhaps several times in many of his works including Areopagitica, Tenure of ... More


Nationality

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the potential influences or entailments of nationality on authorial style. Nations have distinct linguistic habits of style. For example, the British have the propensity to drop ... More


Philosophy of Language

Michael N. Forster

in Herder's Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199588367
eISBN:
9780191866814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199588367.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with a consideration of Herder’s best-known thesis in the philosophy of language—that the origins of language are natural rather than divine—but especially emphasizes three theses ... More


Theory of Translation

Michael N. Forster

in Herder's Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199588367
eISBN:
9780191866814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199588367.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Herder’s theory of translation not only ultimately inspired but is also superior to the most important current theories of translation, those of Berman and Venuti. It is superior to them largely ... More


The Idea, the Audience, and Me

James W. Pennebaker

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0054
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

James W. Pennebaker reflects on his most underappreciated work: his studies on classical conditioning of begonias, how people's beliefs about their control over bodily functions influence their ... More


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