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Experience and the World's Own Language: A Critique of John McDowell's Empiricism

Richard Gaskin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287253
eISBN:
9780191603969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

John McDowell’s attempt to revive the doctrine of empiricism in a ‘minimal’ or ‘transcendental’ form is seriously undermined by inadequacies in the way he conceives what he styles the ‘order of ... More


The world's own language

Richard Gaskin

in Experience and the World's Own Language: A Critique of John McDowell's Empiricism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287253
eISBN:
9780191603969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287252.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It is not enough to merely locate objects and concepts (properties) at the level of reference. If these are not to be merely two different kinds of thing-in-itself, we also need to locate ... More


Psammetichus’ Children

Deborah Levine Gera

in Ancient Greek Ideas on Speech, Language, and Civilization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256167
eISBN:
9780191719578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256167.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is a detailed analysis of Herodotus' famous tale of an experiment performed by the Egyptian king Psammetichus in order to determine the world’s earliest language. It compares the king’s ... More


Theoretical Premises

Sonia Cristofaro

in Subordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282005
eISBN:
9780191719271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282005.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of the study, which is to outline a typology of subordination systems across the world's languages. It then discusses the functional-typological ... More


The Struggle for Linguistic Hegemony, 1780–1980

Charles Issawi

in Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195118131
eISBN:
9780199854554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118131.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter traces how French was gradually replaced by English as a world language. The ascendancy of French in the 17th century was ensured by the overwhelming military and political dominance of ... More


Englishes in Tristan da Cunha, St Helena, Bermuda and the Falkland Islands: PCE, non-PCE or both? Blurred Boundaries in the Atlantic

Daniel Schreier

in Modelling World Englishes: A Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445863
eISBN:
9781474490771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445863.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter looks at the interplay of extra- and intra-territorial forces that shaped the evolution and sociolinguistic characteristics of four varieties of English spoken in the Atlantic Ocean: the ... More


Referential Semantics for Narrow Ψ‐Languages

Peter Ludlow

in The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter considers the possibility of language/world relations. Criticisms from Chomsky are engaged, and a bite the bullet strategy is advocated in which there is a kind of language/world ... More


The Unity of Diversity: Wilhelm Ostwald’s World Formations

Markus Krajewski and Charles Marcrum

in World Projects: Global Information before World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695935
eISBN:
9781452947501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695935.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the world plans of Wilhelm Ostwald, a tenured professor of physical chemistry in University of Leipzig who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysis, ... More


Translation in International Arbitration

Susan Šarčević

in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098510
eISBN:
9789882207141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Globalization and harmonization are dominant trends in international arbitration. As a result of the globalization of international trade, the number of international disputes submitted to ... More


Phenomenological Commitments

Andrew Inkpin

in Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262033916
eISBN:
9780262333955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033916.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter identifies some general features that characterize a conception of language as phenomenological. Taking Heidegger’s nondualist view of ‘being-in-the-world’ as a model, it suggests that ... More


‘There being more languages to start with than were absolutely necessary’: James Joyce’s Ulysses and English as a World Language

John Nash

in Modernism and Non-Translation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198821441
eISBN:
9780191883170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821441.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers how the practice of non-translation has implications for the development and critical practice of ‘world literature’, taking the ‘Eumaeus’ episode of Joyce’s Ulysses as its ... More


Contextual Semantics: Truth as Indirect Correspondence

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

in Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on reflective commonsensical reasoning and argues that reflective common sense leads the way toward a refined commonsense metaphysical realism, to be put in lieu of the naive ... More


Toward the Source of Order

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Is language structure influenced by the organization of the physical world as observed by means of our senses? Or is it rather the opposite, namely the structure of language influences our perception ... More


Introduction

Matthew K. Gordon

in Phonological Typology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199669004
eISBN:
9780191821745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669004.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter provides an overview of the role of typology in phonological theory. Implicational scales governing the range of cross-linguistic variation are introduced using the sonority hierarchy as ... More


English Language Teaching

Dawn D’Arcy Nell

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The chapter assesses the role of the English Language Teaching Department—its structure, management, profitability, and publications—and its impact on the Press as a whole. The extraordinary growth ... More


Catherine the Great

Florian Coulmas

in Guardians of Language: Twenty Voices Through History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736523
eISBN:
9780191818646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736523.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter details the linguistic experience of Catherine II of Russia. She learned the dominant language of the multilingual empire she came to rule only as a young adult, when she left her native ... More


Epilogue

Aditya Malik

in Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment: Oral Narratives from the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325092
eISBN:
9780190231903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325092.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The epilogue constructs a perspective of justice and injustice as a set of distinctions that are brought forth in language. The author follows the view that language not only describes the world but ... More


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