It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Discourse, Beliefs and Intentions: Semantic Defaults and Propositional Attitude Ascription
This book is about beliefs, language, communication and cognition. It deals with the fundamental issue of the interpretation of the speaker's utterance expressing a belief and reporting on beliefs of other people in the form of oratio obliqua. The main aim of the book is to present a new account of the problem of interpreting utterances expressing beliefs and belief reports in terms of an approach called Default Semantics.
AUDIENCE: Students and researchers in linguistics (especially semantics and pragmatics), social anthropology, and philosophy of language.
CONTENTS (Chapter Headings only): Semantic Ambiguities and Semantic Underspecification. Semantic Defaults Intentionality and Propositional Attitudes The Default De Re Principle Lexicon and the Power of Referring Vehicles of Thought in Attitude Ascription Discourse Representation Theory and Propositional Attitudes Belief Reports in a Contrastive Perspective Dinouement: Double Occam's Razor
REVIEW: 'extremely interesting and original...the majority of researchers interested in this topic are explicitly aware of the fact that it crosses the boundary between (linguistics and philosophy). This book clearly crosses that boundary and seems to have a broader scope than most works in this area.' Dr Billy Clark, Middlesex University, September 1996