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|(25) This book fills a much-needed gap. The striking intuition about (25) is that |
most perceivers fail to notice its oddness when they first encounter the sentence.
Assuming that the natural intonational structure for (25) places a prominent pitch
|michael shermer 'This book fills a much needed gap.' The jest works because we |
simultaneously understand the two opposite meanings. Incidentally, I thought it
was an invented witticism but, to my surprise, I find that it has actually been used,
|Johnson-Laird (1983) illustrates the distinction with a sentence from a book |
review: (40) This book fills a much-needed gap in the literature. Many readers, at
first glance, will take this sentence to be complimenting the book as being much ...
|Second Edition "This book fills a much needed gap," or so Moses Hadas (1900-|
1966, Columbia University Professor of Classical Literature) is reputed to have
cynically said of another author's efforts. The gap that pertains to the present work
|This book fills a much-needed gap. - Review., Hadas In A She could give herself |
up to the written word as naturally as a good dancer to music or a fine swimmer to
water. The only difficulty was that after finishing the last sentence she was left ...
|The following sentence is often (though probably inaccurately) attributed to the |
American classicist Moses Hadas, who is supposed to have started a book
review with it: (18) This book fills a much-needed gap That a book fills a gap is
|I. INTRODUCTION: KUHN AND THE HOLD-OUT Book reviews supply a rich |
source of sharp, sardonic humour. Probably ... My favourite remark, though, from
within a book review is probably: This book fills a much-needed gap in the
|A legendary book review begins, “This book fills a muchneeded gap,” and |
whether or not the author of that review meant what he said, Kane definitely
needs a gap, a hiatus in determinism, and he wants to install it in what he calls
the faculty of ...
|Albert Einstein Dawkins launches his final chapter by saying that the wellknown |
line “This book fills a much needed gap” could also be applied to religion (as well
as to his book). Following a most unusual comment about a similar term being ...