Recent Submissions

  • Aristotle’s Theory of perception 

    Grasso, Roberto (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-11-27)
    In this work I reconstruct the physical and mental descriptions of perception in Aristotle. I propose to consider the thesis that αἴσθησις is a μεσότης (DA II 11) as a description of the physiological aspect of perception, ...
  • Goal maintenance: examining capacity, competition, and duration, and their relation to intelligence and processing speed 

    Iveson, Matthew Henry (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    Goal maintenance is the ability to keep task rules active in-mind so that they can guide behaviour. When this process fails, individuals are unable to use task rules appropriately, and consequently perform poorly on the ...
  • Apologies and the police 

    Friskney, Ruth Elizabeth (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    This thesis describes how the police apologise, primarily through lexical and syntactic analysis of explicit apology language in letters written by the Scottish police. The unique contribution of this thesis is the ...
  • Music, language and the signalling of cognitive ability: an empirical investigation 

    Murray, Keelin Margaret (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-11-27)
    First systematically discussed by Darwin (1871), theories of a musical precursor to language have seen a revival in recent years, with researchers such as Tecumseh Fitch, Stephen Brown, and Stephen Mithen invigorating ...
  • Lowland Scots in education : a survey of attitudes and policy, past and present 

    Williamson, I. K (The University of Edinburgh, 1982)
    This study offers a general survey from a linguistic standpoint of attitude and policy to Lowland Scots language in Scottish education. Chapter 1 outlines the aims of the thesis and considers the present status and ...
  • Some problems of translation: a linguistic comparison of texts in English sand Hindi 

    Sharma, Dharma Dutta (The University of Edinburgh, 1966)
    The aim of this thesis is to study problems of translation in linguistic terms - that is, within the framework of linguistic theory. The theory underlying this study is the scale-and-category theory, which is most fully ...
  • Problem of demonstration in Aristotle 

    Scott, John A. (The University of Edinburgh, 1976)
    "It is an interesting and largely unexplored question whether Aristotle is in practice faithful to the general idea of science, and to the rules of method, sketched in his Analytics".It is this issue, "the Problem of ...
  • Historical analysis of the meanings of Russian verbal prefixes 

    Roberts, C.B. (The University of Edinburgh, 1971)
    The vocabulary of Russian with its unfamiliar roots, prefixes and suffixes is acknowledged to be one of the main difficulties for the non-Slavonic student of the language. The "meanings" given to prefixes in particular ...
  • Localist studies in Telugo syntax 

    Reddy, Bandi Ramakrishna (The University of Edinburgh, 1977)
    The aim of this work is two-fold, being, firstly, to describe certain important areas of the syntax of modern spoken Telugu and, secondly, by formulating the description in terms of localise case theory, to contribute ...
  • Philosphy of history of Gianbattista Vigo 

    Pompa, L. (The University of Edinburgh, 1967)
    The title of my thesis may lead the reader to expect to find in it rather more and different things than there actually are. Because of this I think it advisable to outline some of the restrictions which have been imposed ...
  • Continuity in Georg Lukács theory of literary realism 

    Payne, J.W. (The University of Edinburgh, 1976)
    This thesis attempts to show that Georg Lukacs' Marxist theory of realism is best understood, not as a self sufficient body of theory, but in the context of his pre- Marxist theory of literature and his ,role in the ...
  • Experimenter effects in ESP research 

    Parker, Adrian (The University of Edinburgh, 1977)
    The experimenter effect is considered to be a central problem impeding the progress of research in parapsychology. A review of the literature suggests most if not all the findings of ESP research are experimenter ...
  • Infant prosodic expressions in mother-infant communication 

    Papaeliou, Christina (The University of Edinburgh, 1998)
    Prosody, generally defined as any perceivable modulation of duration, pitch or loudness in the voice that conveys meaning, has been identified as part of the linguistic system, or compared with the sound system of Western ...
  • Applied linguistic approach to discourse analysis 

    Widdowson, H.G. (The University of Edinburgh, 1973)
    This study is intended as an exercise in applied linguistics. Its purpose is to explore work done on the description of language use for insights which might be developed and exploited for the preparation of language teaching ...
  • Nature, change and agency in Aristotle's Physics 

    Waterlow, Sarah (The University of Edinburgh, 1978)
    The concept of "nature as inner principle of change" is fundamental to Aristotle's theory of the physical world; it is the object of the present thesis to substantiate this claim by tracing the effects of this idea in ...
  • Ethical theory of Democritus 

    Voros, F.K. (The University of Edinburgh, 1973)
  • Effect of rhetorical organization on the readability of study texts 

    Urquhart, A.H. (The University of Edinburgh, 1977)
    Rhetoricians have traditionally claimed that the communicative effectiveness of a text can be increased if the writer adheres to certain relevant principles of organization. Up to now, however, there appears to have ...
  • Historical outline of Irish syntax: the verb 

    O'Kane, Mary Frances (The University of Edinburgh, 1966)
  • Explanation in the Social Sciences with particular reference to economics 

    Torrance, Thomas S. (The University of Edinburgh, 1973)
    The aim of this thesis is to discuss the nature of social phenomena, and to determine (with particular reference to economics) the appropriate way to explain them. Many of the contentions advanced rest largely upon the ...

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