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LINGUIST List 21.3231

Tue Aug 10 2010

Books: Pragmatics/Semantics: Jary

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Message 1: Assertion: Jary
Date: 30-Jul-2010
From: Sarah Ashley <s.ashleypalgrave.com>
Subject: Assertion: Jary
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Title: Assertion
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
Published: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=281503

Author: Mark Jary
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230573994 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Abstract:

Assertion - the act of presenting what we say as true - is at the centre of human
social life. Yet what might seem a relatively simple phenomenon has proved
difficult to define or characterise successfully. Is assertion just another speech
act, on a par with promising, ordering and the like, or is it more fundamental?
How is assertion related to belief? Does the declarative mood have a special
role to play in the correct analysis of assertion or can assertion be characterised
independently of linguistic form? What is the relationship between what a
speaker asserts and her main point? All these questions are addressed in this
book as the author develops a novel account of the pragmatic processes
involved in assertion and the role of the declarative mood in those processes. In
doing so, he synthesises a range of perspectives on assertion, drawing on the
work of philosophers, linguists and cognitive scientists.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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