One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In the one there was much talk of the unconscious, of metaphor and metonymy, contradictions, resolutions, transformations and obviations.’
- ‘They emphasise that the obviation of these figures is a form of patriarchy.’
- ‘This occurs indirectly (and hence in a viable form) through a series of metaphoric obviations.’
- ‘This dual status of obviation has led Foley and Van Valin to take it as ‘an interesting transition point between gender systems and… switch-reference systems'.’
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