The Manipulative Disguise of Truth

Tricks and threats of implicit communication

| University of Roma Tre & University of Rome “La Sapienza”
ISBN 9789027208705 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027259882 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Becoming effective hunters of manipulative communicative moves is far from an easy capacity to develop. This book aims at offering a guide to the most dangerous traps of deceptive language as triggered by implicit communication strategies such as presupposition, implicature, topicalization and vague expressions. A look at different contexts of language use highlights some of the most remarkable implications of using indirect speech and of how it affects the correct comprehension of a message. Within the remit of communication and pragmatics studies, this work marks an advancement in the direction of delving into the linguistic manifestations of manipulative discourse, its most common contexts of use and the educational paths that can be undertaken to master it in everyday interactions.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 322]  2021.  xvi, 220 pp. + index
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of tables
List of figures
Chapter 1. Features and functions of implicitness in verbal communication
Chapter 2. Quantitative and experimental approaches to implicit and manipulative communication
Chapter 3. The manipulative evidentiality of implicit communication
Chapter 4. Manipulation in news discourse: The function of presuppositions in the language of journalism
Chapter 5. Manipulating translations
Chapter 6. Teaching how to detect manipulative language


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