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Accommodation

David Beaver and Henk Zeevat.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces

February 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics. 16052 words.

This article explores the complex and intricate problem of accommodation, which sits right at the linguistic interface between semantics and pragmatics. Accommodation is an inferential...

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The Acquisition of Evidentiality

Stanka A. Fitneva.

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality

January 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition. 7715 words.

How do children learn the evidential system of their language? The primary goal of this chapter is to summarize existing research on this topic. Its secondary goal is to position this...

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Acquisition of Pragmatics

Myrto Grigoroglou and Anna Papafragou.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Cognitive Linguistics; Pragmatics; Language Acquisition. 10209 words.

To become competent communicators, children need to learn that what a speaker means often goes beyond the literal meaning of what the speaker says. The acquisition of pragmatics as a field...

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The Adaptive Approach to Grammar

Tom Givón.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Pragmatics. 8225 words.

Language is one of the defining characteristics of homo sapiens. It is deployed in a wide range of adaptive contexts: social interaction, cultural transmission, education, literature,...

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The Adaptive Approach to Grammar

Tom Givón.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

February 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Pragmatics. 7289 words.

The chapter interprets grammar (morpho-syntax) as an adaptive product of human evolution. It situates grammar within the rise of the two mega-functions of human language: cognitive...

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Adjective Meaning and Scales

Stephanie Solt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 9703 words.

The topics of adjective meaning and scalarity offer a prime example of the benefits of experimental research in formal semantics. This chapter presents a series of case studies illustrating...

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Aircraft Names

Guy Puzey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Semantics; Pragmatics. 4530 words.

This chapter covers examples of naming practices for aircraft types as well as for individual airframes, focusing on heavier-than-air aircraft, in other words machines intended to move...

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Ambiguity And Vagueness In Legal Interpretation

Ralf Poscher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

March 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics. 8833 words.

Few topics in the theory of language are as closely related to legal interpretation as the linguistic indeterminacy associated with ambiguity and vagueness. Significant portions of the...

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Animal Names

Katharina Leibring.

in The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Semantics; Pragmatics. 5768 words.

This chapter discusses the names of domestic animals from both a diachronic and a synchronic point of view. The focus is on the names of production animals and of companion animals in...

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Antecedent-Contained Deletion

Kristen Syrett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 5764 words.

This chapter introduces the linguistic phenomenon of Antecedent-Contained Deletion (ACD): a type of construction in which a site of Verb Phrase Ellipsis (VPE) is contained in the antecedent...

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Arabic Linguistic Tradition II

Pierre Larcher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics; Language Families. 14474 words.

This article deals essentially with two topics. The first is rhetoric, as one of the two sectors of the basic core of the Arabic linguistic tradition. Since the tradition was not...

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Astronomical Names

Marc Alexander.

in The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Semantics; Pragmatics. 3399 words.

The study of astronomical naming practices sits at the intersection of astronomy and onomastics, and reveals much about scientific and general culture in both the historical background of,...

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Bald-Faced Lies

Jörg Meibauer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Lying

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 4421 words.

Bald-faced lies are utterances that seem to lack the intent of the speaker to deceive the hearer, which is usually assumed in the definition of proper lying. Therefore, the so-called...

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Bluffing

Jennifer Perillo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Lying

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 5548 words.

The chapter focuses on bluffing and discusses the distinctions between bluffing, lying, and bullshitting. The general purpose of bluffing is to gain advantage in the interaction by...

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A Brief Sketch of the Historic Development of Pragmatics

Jacob L. Mey.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

March 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Pragmatics. 12048 words.

Pragmatics, the youngest linguistic discipline, has a venerable past: all the way from the Greek sophists through the medieval nominalists and nineteenth-century pragmatic thinkers to...

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Bullshitting

Andreas Stokke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Lying

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 5509 words.

This chapter provides an overview of reactions to Harry Frankfurt’s influential theory of bullshitting, addressing the four main features he ascribes to it, and considers some alternatives...

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Bynames and Nicknames

Eva Brylla.

in The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Semantics; Pragmatics. 5894 words.

This chapter presents bynaming systems in the North and West Germanic areas. The terms byname and nickname are classified, with the former being used here as an inclusive term, and the...

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Choosing a Name

Cynthia Whissell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Word

June 2015; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Semantics; Pragmatics. 6683 words.

This chapter discusses the ways in which the affect or emotion experienced by name-givers in response to stereotypes, to aesthetics, and to past, present, and potential future events in...

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Clinical Linguistics

Louise Cummings.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics. 9510 words.

Clinical linguistics is the branch of linguistics that applies linguistic concepts and theories to the study of language disorders. As the name suggests, clinical linguistics is a...

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Clinical Pragmatics

Louise Cummings.

in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics

January 2017; p ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 8183 words.

Pragmatic disorders pose a barrier to effective communication in a significant number of children and adults. For nearly forty years, clinical investigators have attempted to characterize...

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