Essays in Speech Act Theory

| Université du Quebec, Trois Rivières
| University of Matsuyama
ISBN 9789027250933 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781556198359 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027250940 (Eur) | EUR 44.00
ISBN 9781556198366 (USA) | USD 66.00
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Any study of communication must take into account the nature and role of speech acts in a broad context. This book addresses questions such as:

- What do we mean?

- How do we say it? and

- How is it understood?

in the broad context of universal, socio-cultural and psychological issues that bear on human communication. It presents an overview of current issues in speech act theory that are at the center of human and social sciences dealing with language, thought and action, building on John Searle’s famous article ‘How Performatives Work’ (included in this book).

The contributions by linguists, psychologists, computer scientists, and philosophers thus address issues of communication that are crucial in conversation analysis, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, psychology and philosophy, and a general understanding of how we communicate.

The book is suitable for courses with an extensive bibliography for further reading and an Index.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 77]  2002.  vi, 345 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Daniel Vanderveken and Susumu Kubo
Part I. General Theory
Chapter 2. Universal Grammar and Speech Act Theory
Daniel Vanderveken
Chapter 3. Verbal Mood and Sentence Moods in the Tradition of Universal Grammar
André Leclerc
Chapter 4. How Performatives Work
John R. Searle
Chapter 5. Possible Directions of Fit between Mind, Language and the World
Candida J. de Sousa Melo
Part II. Discourse and Interlocution
Chapter 6. Speech Acts and the logic of mutual understanding
Alain Trognon
Chapter 7. Utterance acts and speech acts
Steven Davis
Chapter 8. An Ascription-Based Theory of Illocutionary Acts
Tomoyuki Yamada
Chapter 9. An approach for modelling and simulating conversations
Bernard Moulin and Daniel Rousseau
Part III. Speech Acts in Linguistics
Chapter 10. Illocutionary Morphology and Speech Acts
Susumu Kubo
Chapter 11. Speech-Act Constructions, Illocutionary Forces, and Conventionality
Masa-aki Yamanashi
Chapter 12. Speech act theory and the analysis of conversation
Jacques Moeschler
Chapter 13. Speech Acts and Relevance Theory
Marc Dominicy and Nathalie Franken
Notes on Contributors
Subject Index
Name Index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2001025627 | Marc record