Download e-book for kindle: Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of by Christopher Shields

By Christopher Shields

Aristotle attaches specific value to the homomyny of a number of the primary strategies in philosophy and technological know-how: that's, to the variety of how of being which are denoted via a unmarried idea. Shields right here investigates and evaluates Aristotle's method of questions on homonymy, characterizing the metaphysical and semantic commitments essential to identify the homonymy of a given notion. Then, in a chain of case experiences, he examines intimately a few of Aristotle's critical purposes of homonymy--to the physique, sameness and oneness, existence, goodness, and being. this primary full-length research of a critical element of Aristotle's proposal will curiosity philosophers operating in a couple of areas.

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New PDF release: Rhetorische Analyse der "Yes we can"-Rede von Barack Obama:

By Harald Frank

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Rhetorik / Phonetik / Sprechwissenschaft, observe: 1,0, Universität Regensburg (Zentrum für Sprache und Kommunikation), Veranstaltung: Rhetorik Schwerpunkt: Präsentation (Seminar), eleven Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Der US Wahlkampf 2008 ist in den politischen Medien ein Thema, wie selten zuvor. Weder ein amtierender Präsident noch Vizepräsident stehen zur Wahl. Bei den Demokraten entscheidet sich die Kandidatur zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte der united states zwischen einem dunkelhäutigen Mann und einer Frau. Hinzu kommt die fortschreitende Medialisierung des Wahlkampfes. Alle Reden der Kandidaten sind im net verfügbar und finden so ein weites Publikum. Durch gute Rhetorik eine große Anzahl an Menschen zu erreichen und zu beeinflussen ist additionally besser möglich als in früheren Zeiten. Dem Demokraten Barack Obama wird eben dies von seinen politischen Gegnern vorgeworfen. Der als rhetorisch versiert geltende Politiker wird als „all rhetoric, no substance“ (Hayes 2008) bezeichnet. Die rhetorischen Fähigkeiten von Barack Obama und die damit einhergehende Einflussnahme auf das Publikum wird in dieser Hausarbeit anhand der als „Yes, we will“ -Rede bekannt gewordenen Rede, die er nach der Vorwahl am 08. Januar 2008 im US Bundesstaat New Hampshire gehalten hat, analysiert. Die examine der Rede erfolgt in zwei Teilen, der Beschreibung der kommunikativen scenario und der Untersuchung der Rede anhand des Redeskripts und des video clips . Teil 1 befasst sich mit der Vorstellung des Redners, Barack Obama, der historischen state of affairs und dem konkreten Anlass der Rede, sowie den Adressaten, an welche sie gerichtet ist. In Teil 2 wird der textual content hinsichtlich artwork, Aufbau, Inhalt und jeweils verwendeter Stilmittel untersucht und das Video bezüglich des nonverbalen Verhaltens Obamas betrachtet. Des weiteren werden substitute Arten der Beeinflussung gesucht und erläutert.

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Download PDF by Adam Przepiorkowski,Robert D. Borsley: Slavic in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (Studies in

By Adam Przepiorkowski,Robert D. Borsley

This booklet is the 1st choice of papers on Slavic language inside a proper non-transformational linguistic formalism. The articles offered listed here are curious about all elements of grammar, from semantics, via syntax and morphology, to phonology. particularly, the next phenomena are given HPSG analyses: syntax and semantics of negation, anaphor binding, syntax and morphology of auxiliaries, {em wh}-extraction, syntax and morphology of case project, diathesis and voice, supplement vs. adjunct contrast, and syntactic haplology. the most languages handled are Polish and Serbo-Croatian, yet Russian, Czech and Bulgarian also are represented.

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Download e-book for kindle: Literature in Second Language Education: Enhancing the Role by Piera Carroli

By Piera Carroli

This e-book proposes the learn of literary texts as an essential section of L2 linguistic and cultural wisdom. The study, performed with scholars of Italian in Australia, is positioned within the wider L2 context, and in comparison to experiences on scholars' perceptions of English and French literary texts in international locations equivalent to Canada, Italy, Australia, Germany and the Ukraine.

The first a part of the booklet takes the controversy at the inclusion of literature in language schooling as a springboard for posing the most important questions about how scholars, and educators, view literature. The theoretical framework attracts from academic, linguistic, philosophical and literary theories, and makes a speciality of the function of knowledge in studying and the function of the learner's adventure. the second one a part of the e-book evaluates an leading edge method of instructing and studying L2 literature, and discusses the appliance of this to the language classroom. 

Containing a stability of theoretical and sensible issues, this ebook should be valuable examining for researchers of utilized linguistics and moment language acquisition.

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Get Conversational Repair and Human Understanding (Studies in PDF

By Makoto Hayashi,Geoffrey Raymond,Jack Sidnell

people are imperfect, and difficulties of conversing, listening to and figuring out are pervasive in usual interplay. This ebook examines the way in which we 'repair' and proper such difficulties as they come up in dialog and different kinds of human interplay. the 1st book-length research of this subject, it brings jointly a staff of students from the fields of anthropology, verbal exchange, linguistics and sociology to discover how audio system tackle difficulties of their personal speak and that of others, and the way the practices of fix are interwoven with non-verbal elements of communique corresponding to gaze and gesture, throughout various languages. particular chapters spotlight intersections among fix and epistemics, fix and switch building, and service and motion formation. geared toward researchers and scholars in sociolinguistics, speech communique, dialog research and the wider human and social sciences to which they give a contribution - anthropology, linguistics, psychology and sociology - this booklet offers a state of the art evaluate of conversational fix, whereas charting new instructions for destiny study.

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Download PDF by Delia Bentley,Francesco Maria Ciconte,Silvio Cruschina: Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

By Delia Bentley,Francesco Maria Ciconte,Silvio Cruschina

this is often an open entry identify on hand lower than the phrases of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 foreign licence. it really is unfastened to learn at Oxford Scholarship on-line and provided as a loose PDF obtain from OUP and chosen open entry locations.

This booklet presents the 1st ever large-scale comparative therapy of there sentences (there copula NP), in over a hundred Italo-Romance and Sardinian dialects spoken in Italy. It contains unique discussions of concentration constitution, predication and argument consciousness, definiteness results, and the linking among semantics and syntax in there sentences, advancing novel proposals in each one case. The authors attempt influential hypotheses on existential structures against
first-hand dialect proof; they argue that existential and locative there sentences fluctuate in concentration constitution and semantics, even if they show related morphosyntactic positive factors. the amount additionally offers the historic historical past of Romance there sentences, hoping on the findings of the research of a considerable corpus of
early Italo-Romance vernacular texts. Couched within the framework of function and Reference Grammar, the dialogue totally engages with the substantial to be had literature on existentials and locatives, therefore being of curiosity to linguists of any theoretical persuasion. in the course of the research of existentials and locatives, the quantity addresses key matters in linguistic thought, whereas supplying a useful resource of information for examine at the Romance languages and a version in fieldwork-based microvariational
analysis.

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Louise McNally's A Semantics for the English Existential Construction: Volume PDF

By Louise McNally

First released in 1997, this e-book addresses the query: what's the interpretation of English there-existential development? one of many vital pursuits is to enhance an interpretation for the development that may in particular tackle different homes of the postcopular DP. After outlining the matter, the writer is going directly to current a syntactic motivation for the declare that the postcopular DP is the only real supplement to the existential predicate, in addition to for the declare that the not obligatory ultimate word is a predictive adjunct. In bankruptcy three the translation for the fundamental existential building is constructed after which in comparison to analyses that take the postcopular DP to indicate a typical person or a generalised quantifier of people. This research is then augmented to account for the contribution of the ultimate XP and indicates how the predicate limit will be derived from a extra normal on depictive/circumstantial VP-adjuncts. the ultimate bankruptcy comprise a few speculative dialogue of the wider implications of the thought within the context of knowledge corresponding to "list" existential and "presentational-there" sentences.

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New PDF release: Introduction to Peircean Visual Semiotics (Bloomsbury

By Tony Jappy

modern tradition is as a lot visible as literary. This e-book explores an method of the communicative strength of the pictorial and multimodal records that make up this visible tradition, utilizing Peircean semiotics. It develops the big theoretical strength of Peirce's concept of symptoms of indicators (semiotics) and the persuasive recommendations during which they're hired (visual rhetoric) in quite a few files.

Unlike shows of semiotics that take the written be aware because the reference worth, this e-book examines this actual rhetoric utilizing pictorial symptoms as its top examples. The visible isn't taken care of because the 'poor relation' to the (written) be aware. it really is consequently attainable to isolate extra in actual fact the explicit constituent homes of notice and photograph, taking those because the simple fabric of quite a lot of cultural artefacts. It appears to be like at comedian strips, traditional images, photographic allegory, pictorial metaphor, advertisements campaigns and the massive semiotic variety exhibited via the class of the 'poster'. this is often crucial examining for all scholars of semiotics, introductory and advanced.

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