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Title New work on speech acts / edited by Daniel Fogal, Daniel W. Harris, and Matt Moss..

Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  401.452 NEWW    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  401.452 NEW    DUE 26-11-19
Edition First edition.
Physical description viii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1 Speech Acts: The Contemporary Theoretical Landscape p. 1 / Daniel W. Harris and Daniel Fogal and Matt Moss -- 2 Insinuation, Common Ground, and the Conversational Record p. 40 / Elisabeth Camp -- 3 Clause-Type, Force, and Normative Judgment in the Semantics of Imperatives p. 67 / Nate Charlow -- 4 A Refinement and Defense of the Force/Content Distinction p. 99 / Mitchell S. Green -- 5 Types of Speech Acts p. 123 / Peter Hanks -- 6 Blocking as Counter-Speech p. 144 / Rae Langton -- 7 Explicit Indirection p. 165 / Ernie Lepore and Matthew Stone -- 8 On Covert Exercitives: Speech and the Social World p. 185 / Mary Kate McGowan -- 9 Force and Conversational States p. 202 / Sarah E. Murray and William B. Starr -- 10 Social Life of Slurs p. 237 / Geoff Nunberg -- 11 Commitment to Priorities p. 317 / Paul Portner -- 12 Speech Acts in Discourse Context p. 317 / Craige Roberts -- 13 Dogwhistles, Political Manipulation, and Philosophy of Language p. 360 / Jennifer Saul -- 14 Dynamic Pragmatics, Static Semantics p. 384 / Robert Stalnaker -- 15 Expressivism by Force p. 400 / Seth Yalcin.
Summary Speech-act theory is the interdisciplinary study of the wide range of things we do with words. Originally stemming from the influential work of twentieth-century philosophers, including J. L. Austin and John Searle, recent years have seen a resurgence of work on the topic. On one hand, a new generation of linguists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists have made impressive progress toward reverse-engineering the psychological underpinnings that allow us to do so much with language. Meanwhile, speech-act theory has been used to enrich our understanding of pressing social issues that include freedom of speech, racial slurs, and the duplicity of political discourse.00This volume presents fourteen new essays by many of the philosophers and linguists who have led this resurgence. The topics span a methodological range that includes formal semantics and pragmatics, foundational issues about the nature of linguistic representation, and work on a variety of forms of indirect and/or uncooperative speech that occupies the intersection of the philosophy of language, ethics, and political philosophy. Several of the contributions demonstrate the benefits of integrating the methodologies and perspectives of these literatures. The essays are framed by a comprehensive introductory survey of the contemporary literature written by the editors.
Other author Fogal, Daniel, editor.
Harris, Daniel W., editor.
Moss, Matt, editor.
Subject Speech acts (Linguistics)
Speech acts (Linguistics) -- Political aspects.
Speech acts (Linguistics) -- Social aspects.
Discourse analysis.
ISBN 0198738838