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Sub´ject`less


a.1.Having no subject.
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Bryant, who develops his own object-oriented ontology which he calls onticology, "strives to think a subjectless object" (19).
Hock finds its parallel in the agreement of the locative absolute construction, where the locative case is assigned to the participle and not to its subject as the subjectless impersonal locative absolute suggests.
Queer, refugee, asylum, subjectless critique, waiting room, waiting
In the (again tentative) work I have done with rasa/bhava and Sanskrit taxonomies of affect/emotions (Gunew "Subaltern Empathy;" "Editorial") it is clear to some degree, as Terada argues, that affect and emotions are subjectless (do not require a subject) but equally we could argue they are useful tools for embodiment--requiring embodiment and hence a kind of personalisation--not simply personification, which remains somewhat abstract.
Life" and "sensation" may not be identical concepts, but part of the appeal of Mitchell's readings is the way that they bring together those two strands of an ongoing discussion of agentless or subjectless Romanticism.
We project onto them some kind of deficiency: a malignancy, a stupidity, a naivety, a cognitive primitivism, an imbalance of emotion -- even a subjectless egoism and a moral insuf- ficiency.
This BECOME-construction is seen as subjectless, and the pre-verbal argument it contains is an elative adverbial (ISK [section] 904).
By objectivity is meant a subjectless account of being, as it were, being apart from any relation to a subject.
The children are rarely exposed to subjectless sentences in English.
But the anthropomorphic clarity of that analogy makes it harder to apprehend the more radical image of the wind as possessing a kind of subjectless erotic agency.
Thorpe's long inventory, then, appears to the reader as subjectless syntax; the gig ceases to be the linguistic focus as his social aspiration becomes increasingly evident.
these two constructions may merge in that it is impossible (and semantically unimportant) to decide whether the participial clause is to be regarded as functionally equivalent to the nonrestrictive relative clause or a subjectless supplementive clause" (1985: 1125).