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Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The circumstances surrounding an event, usually the writing or publication of a book. Amongst such circumstances, contemporary political and intellectual debates are often seen as...

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Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

1 The words or sentences surrounding any piece of written (or spoken) text.

See CONTEXT-FREE (2), CONTEXT-SENSITIVE.

2

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

Bakst, unrelaxed • next, oversexed, sext, text, undersexed • teletext • context • subtext • hypertext •

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

Bakst, unrelaxed • next, oversexed, sext, text, undersexed • teletext • context • subtext • hypertext •

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Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 30 words.

The setting of an event, statement, or idea. Geographical context ‘is often thought about in terms of national or political

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Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 84 words.

In linguistics, context is the parts of an utterance surrounding a unit and which may affect both its meaning and

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Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 84 words.

In linguistics, context is the parts of an utterance surrounding a unit and which may affect both its meaning and

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Istvan Kecskes.

in Intercultural Pragmatics

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics. 10190 words.

This is one of the most important parts of the book that discusses the double nature of context. After presenting the internalist and externalist approaches to context the chapter...

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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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Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. Most broadly, any frame of reference or framework within which something is perceived, produced, consumed, communicated, interpreted, or otherwise experienced, or which is...

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Derek Attridge.

in The Work of Literature

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8647 words.

This chapter considers the role context plays in the reading of literary works. Three different questions present themselves: (1) What is the importance of the context of the original...

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Michael S. Fanselow, Eric Eich, Steven M. Smith and Mark E. Bouton.

in Science of Memory: Concepts

May 2007; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 7433 words.

This part presents four chapters on the concept of context. The first chapter develops a definition of what is meant by the term “context” that relates to the history of research that has...

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R. B. Bernstein.

in The Founding Fathers

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 4917 words.

The founding fathers were born into a remarkable variety of families, occupations, religious loyalties, and geographic settings: from landed gentry destined to join the ruling elite, to...

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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The general principles of law found in legislation and case law (see precedent) are always applied locally, embedded in the facts of some individually situated case. The context in which ...

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Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 546 words.

1. Also co-text. The speech, writing, or print that normally precedes and follows a word or other element of language. The meaning of words may be affected by their context. If...

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Robert Stalnaker.

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 256 pages.

This book is an exploration of the notion of the context in which speech takes place: its role in the interpretation of what is said in context, and in the explanation of the dynamics of...

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Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[Ge]

1 A generic term for the smallest identifiable stratigraphic unit recognized in an excavation; also known as a layer. Contexts may be positive in the sense of an...

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Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Chemistry.

Those parts of a text preceding and following any particular passage, giving it a meaning fuller or more identifiable than if it were read in isolation. The context of any statement may be...

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in Design

June 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 4430 words.

Three levels of contextual influence are relevant to the practice of design: how designers view themselves; the business context in which the design practice is located; and government...

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DAVID FEARN.

in Bacchylides

July 2007; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 12013 words.

This chapter considers some other contexts in which Bacchylides' Dithyrambs were originally performed. It begins with Bacchylides 20 and Sparta, a case where performance by a kuklios khorosnull...

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Susan Pick and Jenna Sirkin.

in Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Human Basis for Sustainable Development

June 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 17670 words.

The interaction between the individual and the various levels of the context are discussed in this chapter. Specific barriers and opportunities for personal agency are analyzed in various...

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