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  1. 1. Studies in Sound Symbolism

    Detta är en avhandling från Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Författare :Åsa Abelin; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [1999]
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; sound symbolism; lexical structure; synaesthesia; productivity; universals;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis investigates how the Swedish lexicon is structured with respect to sound symbolism, the productivity of phonesthemes and cross language similarities in certain areas of sound symbolism. The Swedish lexicon has been analyzed with emphasis on the sound symbolic properties of initial and final consonant clusters, and to a certain extent of vowels. LÄS MER

  2. 2. The Integration of MILLION into the English System of Number Words : A Diachronic Study

    Detta är en avhandling från Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Författare :Donald MacQueen; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; number-word universals; historical corpus linguistics; variationist study; American vs British English; newspapers; grammaticalization; iconicity; gradience; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Sammanfattning : This corpus-based variationist study traces the history of the English number word MILLION from its first attested use in the 14th century, focusing on the diachronic shift in function from one of heading its noun phrase (NP), as in the obsolescent (Obs) construction three millions of citizens, to one of a post-determiner of its NP head, as in Present-day English (PdE) three million citizens. The authentic historical materials used include both numerous electronic linguistic corpora and, more innovatively, very-large-scale general collections available online, especially historical newspaper collections from the US and UK comprising tens of billions of words. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Moderate Nominalism and Moderate Realism

    Detta är en avhandling från Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Författare :Christer Svennerlind; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; analytic ontology; moderate nominalism; moderate realism; particular; universal; abstract; concrete; abstract particular; abstract universal; concrete particular; concrete universal; trope; moment; complex unity; collection; instance; unit attribute; intensional aspect; predicational aspect; continuous composite; articulated composite;

    Sammanfattning : The subject matter of this thesis is analytic ontology. Chapters II and III deal with two versions of trope theory, or moderate nominalism; these are defined as ontologies which recognise properties and relations but no (real) universals. The key notion of both theories, trope, is characterised as an abstract particular. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Causal Facts

    Detta är en avhandling från Thales

    Författare :Johannes Persson; [1997]
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; causation; trope; disposition; causal explanation; causal law; Philosophical logic; counterfactual conditional; causal mechanism; Teoretisk filosofi; logik;

    Sammanfattning : The thesis addresses the nature of causation. It is argued that causation exists and is as local as its causes and effects. As a consequence, the position advocated is contrary to the as yet prevailing view that no 'causal tie' between cause and effect exists. Moreover, it is suggested that this tie can be perceived. LÄS MER

  5. 5. In the first person and in the house : The house chronotope in four works by American women writers

    Detta är en avhandling från Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Författare :Maria Holmgren Troy; Karlstads universitet.; Uppsala universitet.; [1999]
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; engelska; English language;

    Sammanfattning : The house looms large in American literature and plays a significant part in American society and history. This study uses Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of the chronotope to examine the house in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons (1862), Octavia Butler's Kindred (1979), and Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping (1980). LÄS MER