LINGUIST List 22.4485

Wed Nov 09 2011

Books: Anthropological Ling/Pragmatics/Semantics: Dupret

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Practices of Truth: Dupret

Message 1: Practices of Truth: Dupret
Date: 09-Nov-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Practices of Truth: Dupret
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Title: Practices of Truth Subtitle: An ethnomethodological inquiry into Arab contexts Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 214 Published: 2011 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Baudouin Dupret Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284655 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284655 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256171 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256171 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256171 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40

The claim of this book is that truth is a matter of language games and practicalachievements: it is a "member phenomenon". To document this statement, itproceeds to the investigation of instances of truth-related practices in variousArab contexts. Bearing on the constitution of actions and events, on what isfactual or objective, on predictability, consequentiality, intentionality, causality,and on the many ways people orient to them, such a varied set of questionsappears thoroughly moral. The praxeological respecification this bookundertakes leads to important considerations regarding the question of moralityin ordinary reasoning, and the categories and categorizations on which thatmorality is based: moral values are publicly available; morality has a modallogic; moral values and conventions have an open texture; objectivity is apractical achievement carried out by members of society; the moral order is anomnipresent, constitutive characteristic of social practice.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics                             Pragmatics                             Semantics Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Written In: English (eng )

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