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Talking with the PresidentThe Pragmatics of Presidential Language

Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language

John Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858804
eISBN:
9780190236618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858804.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book provides a pragmatic analysis of presidential language. Pragmatics is concerned with linguistic “meaning in context,” or the relationship between “what we say” and “what we mean.” Hence, it ... More

Television Dramatic DialogueA Sociolinguistic Study

Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kay Richardson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374056
eISBN:
9780199776177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374056.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When we watch and listen to actors speaking lines that have been written by someone else, a common experience if we watch any television at all, the illusion of “people talking” is strong. These ... More

Telicity, Change, and StateA Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume presents new work by leading researchers on a central theme in study of event structure: the nature and representation of telicity, change, and the notion of state, and the relation ... More

Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

James Higginbotham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language, and presents new ideas in the ... More

Thank You for Dying for Our CountryCommemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem

Thank You for Dying for Our Country: Commemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem

Chaim Noy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199398973
eISBN:
9780199399000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398973.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Combining ethnographic, semiotic, and performative approaches, the book examines texts and accompanying acts of writing in a visitor book in a national historic site. The visitor book is viewed as a ... More

The “War on Terror” NarrativeDiscourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality

The “War on Terror” Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality

Adam Hodges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199759590
eISBN:
9780199895335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759590.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book analyzes three types of data—presidential speeches, U.S. media discourse, and focus group interviews—to provide a longitudinal and holistic study of the formation, circulation, and ... More

Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

Theresa Biberauer and Michelle Sheehan (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684359
eISBN:
9780191764967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684359.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents a study of word order, focusing in particular on disharmonic word order, where head-complement pairs fail to pattern alike within a given language. The Chapters consider the ... More

Theories of Lexical Semantics

Theories of Lexical Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198700302
eISBN:
9780191706288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700302.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Theories of Lexical Semantics offers a comprehensive overview of the major traditions of word meaning research in linguistics. In spite of the growing importance of the lexicon in ... More

A Theory of Phonological Features

A Theory of Phonological Features

San Duanmu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199664962
eISBN:
9780191818004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664962.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This study determines a system of phonological features that is minimally sufficient to distinguish all consonants and vowels in the world’s languages. It differs from previous studies in several ... More

The Theta SystemArgument Structure at the Interface

The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Martin Everaert, Marijana Marelj, and Tal Siloni (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Taking the unique perspective of Reinhart's Theta system (Reinhart 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002 et seq.) as its anchor, this book contributes to the understanding of the interface between the system of ... More

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