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Title: Essays in Speech Act Theory
Edited By: Susumu Kubo
Daniel Vanderveken
Series Title: Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, 77

John Benjamins Publishing would like to announce the publication of the following title in the field of Pragmatics:

Essays in Speech Act Theory
Daniel Vanderveken and Susumu Kubo (eds.)
Universite du uebec, Trois Rivieres/University of Matsuyama

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.

Contributions by: Daniel Vanderveken; Andre Leclerc; John R. Searle; Candida J. de Sousa Melo; Alain Trognon; Steven Davis; Tomoyuki Yamada; Bernard Moulin and Daniel Rousseau; Susumu Kubo; Masa-aki Yamanashi; Jacques Moeschler; Marc Dominicy and Nathalie Franken; Marc Dominicy & Nathalie Franken.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556198353
ISBN-13: 9781556198359
Pages: vi, 345 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 155
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027250936
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Pages: vi, 345 pp.
Prices: EUR 83.00
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556198361
ISBN-13: 9781556198366
Pages: vi, 345 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 59
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9027250944
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vi, 345 pp.
Prices: EUR 35.00