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3. Language in time and space

3. Language in time and space  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775321
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0003
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‘Language in space and time’ explores the topic of linguistic change. It is a fact, attested everywhere, that language changes, with vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation all being ... More
6. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the ‘death of God’

6. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the ‘death of God’  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.0006
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‘Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the “death of God”’ looks at the questioning of self-determination in the work of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. The importance of Greek tragedy to German ... More
3. German Idealism

3. German Idealism  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.0003
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9780199569250
How does nature in itself relate to human freedom? ‘German Idealism’ examines how Kant sought to sustain the idea of self-determination by locating freedom in a domain which was not subject ... More
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Bowie

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.001.0001
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9780199569250
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of ‘modernity’, addressing ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776892
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.003.0001
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9780199206599
German Literature: A Very Short Introduction is concerned with the character of Germany's literary contribution to our modern self-understanding, and so with the character of ... More
Introduction: Why German philosophy?

Introduction: Why German philosophy?  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.010
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9780199569250
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction explores what German philosophy tells us about some of the major problems of modernity. The growth of interest in German philosophy ... More
3. The later medieval empirethe emergence of the Habsburgs

3. The later medieval empire: the emergence of the Habsburgs  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0004
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9780198748762
After the post-Hohenstaufen era, two decades of weak kings were followed by several dynasties competing for the German crown before the Habsburgs emerged dominant in the 15th century. ... More
6. The components of slang

6. The components of slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0006
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9780198729532
‘The components of slang’ outlines the forms and etymological roots of slang and considers how the terms are validated. Slang offers no forms unique to itself. It borrows much of its lexis ... More
2. The causes of multilingualism

2. The causes of multilingualism  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0002
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9780198724995
How do languages spread and why do so many languages exist? Well-known agents of spread are war and colonization, but also migration and settlement, religion, the media, and the needs of ... More
4. Language families

4. Language families  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775321
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0004
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9780192801487
‘Language families’ discusses why linguists are certain that, for all the Indo-European languages, a single ancestor must once have existed, and how they demonstrate this. The ‘comparative’ ... More
5. In praise of diversity

5. In praise of diversity  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775321
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0005
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9780192801487
‘In praise of diversity’ points out that, though in the continents of the Old World, language distribution has remained unchanged for 500 years, in the three continents where indigenous ... More
Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction  

P. H. Matthews

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Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.001.0001
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9780192801487
Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction considers a subject that falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which fascinating discoveries and important problems ... More
7. Translational literature

7. Translational literature  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0007
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9780198712114
‘Literature’ is often attached to a region of the world and its culture. But what if there are other ways of configuring the global geography of imaginative writing? ‘Translational ... More
1. Crossing languages

1. Crossing languages  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0001
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9780198712114
What is translation? Is translation any different from communication in general? ‘Crossing languages’ considers the range of ways of doing things with words that can be thought of as ... More
6. Words in the world

6. Words in the world  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0006
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9780198712114
Translation happens everywhere all the time. But when it comes to the public and commercial world of printed books, political documents, diplomatic negotiations, business transactions, and ... More
2. Definitions

2. Definitions  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0002
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9780198712114
There are simple and complex reasons why there is no exact translation of ‘translation’. The simple reason is that there is no exact translation of any word and the complex reason is that ... More
3. Words, contexts, and purposes

3. Words, contexts, and purposes  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0003
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9780198712114
Does translation translate the meanings of words? The relationship between words and meanings is very complex. ‘Words, contexts, and purposes’ explains that there are many aspects of the ... More
1. Saying everything

1. Saying everything  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0001
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9780199609260
‘Saying everything’ argues that contemporary fiction matters because it is how we work out who we are now, today. The novel is the best way of doing this. Of all the arts, the novel is the ... More
4. The future of languages

4. The future of languages  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778018
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0004
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9780199590599
Whatever the world's current linguistic diversity, it is steadily declining, as local forms of speech increasingly retreat before the advance of the major languages of world civilization. ... More
5. Some problems in the counting of languages

5. Some problems in the counting of languages  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199590599
‘Some problems in the counting of languages’ points out that, though we have assumed that in principle we know how to count the world's languages, what actually makes languages distinct ... More

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