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LINGUIST List 23.2019

Tue Apr 24 2012

Books: Direct Belief: Berg

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Date: 24-Apr-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Direct Belief: Berg
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Title: Direct Belief
Subtitle: An Essay on the Semantics, Pragmatics, and Metaphysics of Belief
Series Title: Mouton Series in Pragmatics [MSP] 13
Published: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/181467?result=1&rskey=jWNWb3&format=G

Author: Jonathan Berg
Electronic: ISBN: 9781614510826 Pages: 157 Price: Europe EURO 79.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614510901 Pages: 157 Price: Europe EURO 79.95
Abstract:

Jonathan Berg argues for the Theory of Direct Belief, which treats having a
belief about an individual as an unmediated relation between the believer
and the individual the belief is about. After a critical review of
alternative positions, Berg uses Grice's theory of conversational
implicature to provide a detailed pragmatic account of substitution failure
in belief ascriptions and goes on to defend this view against objections,
including those based on an unwarranted "Inner Speech" Picture of Thought.
The work serves as a case study in pragmatic explanation, dealing also with
methodological issues about context-sensitivity in language and the
relation between semantics and pragmatics.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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