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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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sticky: Taboo topics in deaf communities

Jami N. Fisher, Gene Mirus and Donna Jo Napoli.

in The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 10273 words.

This chapter offers an overview of taboo topics within deaf communities to bring forward issues not obvious to those outside deaf communities. We look at taboo behaviors of hearing people...

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Pragmatics and Language Change

Andreas H. Jucker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics

January 2017; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 6664 words.

Language change is the result of innovative communicative practices that spread from innovative individuals to larger communities of language users (communities of practice) and ultimately...

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Experimental Pragmatics

Raymond W. Gibbs.

in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics

January 2017; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 7385 words.

This chapter describes some of the important research in experimental pragmatics, most notably studies related to recovering speakers’ intentions, inferring conversational implicatures, and...

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Context

Anita Fetzer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 8367 words.

The concept of context has undergone some fundamental rethinking in the scientific community, where it is no longer seen as an analytic prime. Rather than being looked upon as an external...

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Taboo words and language

Keith Allan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 12203 words.

Taboo refers to a proscription of behaviour for a specifiable community of one or more persons at a specifiable time in specifiable contexts. For behaviour to be proscribed it must be...

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Introduction

Chris Cummins and Napoleon Katsos.

in The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 2972 words.

This Introduction briefly tracks the emergence of research in semantics and pragmatics that employs paradigms from experimental psychology, from foundational work in the 1970s to the...

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Evidentiality in Nambikwara Languages

David Eberhard.

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality

January 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Families. 8318 words.

This chapter describes evidentiality as it is expressed within the Nambikwara language family of west central Brazil, a loosely related affiliation of seventeen language communities living...

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Evidentiality and Language Contact

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality

January 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Linguistics. 11388 words.

Evidentials, as a grammatical means of overtly expressing information source, play a pivotal role in communication, cognition, and speakers’ status within a community. This accounts for...

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Names and Archaeology

Richard Jones.

in The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Semantics; Pragmatics. 4622 words.

Names, particularly place- and field names, carry vital information for the archaeologist. In their turn, archaeologists can offer vital context for understanding past naming practices....

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Settlement Names

Carole Hough.

in The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Semantics; Pragmatics. 5565 words.

Settlement names designate areas where people live together in communities. Many are descriptive, defining the settlement in terms of the natural environment, the built environment, or the...

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Consecutive Interpreting

Franz Pöchhacker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Translation Studies

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Translation and Interpretation; Pragmatics. 4764 words.

This article introduces the concept of consecutive interpreting, which is associated with the domain of conference interpreting, but it also comes up in connection with liaison interpreting...

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Cognitively Oriented Theories of Meaning

Peter Gärdenfors.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Cognitive Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics. 10511 words.

There are two main theoretical traditions in semantics. One is based on realism, where meanings are described as relations between language and the world, often in terms of truth...

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The Language of the Economy and Business in the Romance Languages

Franz Rainer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Language Families; Pragmatics. 8582 words.

The expression language of the economy and business refers to an extremely heterogeneous linguistic reality. For some, it denotes all text and talk produced by economic agents in the...

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