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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
in The Oxford Companion to the English Language
May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 546 words.
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...
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...
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...
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...