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Foundations of Speech Act Theory : Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives - S. L. Tsohatzidis

Foundations of Speech Act Theory

Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives

By: S. L. Tsohatzidis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd November 1994
ISBN: 9780415095242
Number Of Pages: 512

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With speech act theory assuming a renewed importance in the field of literary studies and philosophy, "Foundations of Speech Act Theory" offers a timely, thorough and, above all, compelling examination of the complexities of illocutionary acts, performatives, and their phenomenological basis. Savas Tsohatzidis has collected an impressive range of international scholars on the subject.
Clearly demonstrating the relevance of speech act theory to semantic theory, the collection further interrogates the inability of pragmatic theories of illocution to properly locate such speech acts within the logic of phenomenology and intersubjectivity. Extending this analysis to the related discipline of philosophy, Tsohatzidis's contributors provide an elucidating investigation of problems lying outside the field of the philosophy of language, while also offering other alternative and rigorous perspectives for linguistic and philosophical inquiry.

Ways of Doing Things with Wordsp. 1
Speech Acts and Semantic Theoryp. 27
Illocutionary Acts and Linguistic Meaningp. 29
Meaning, Structure and Speech Actsp. 50
A Semantics of Utterance, Formalizedp. 80
A Complete Formulation of a Simple Logic of Elementary Illocutionary Actsp. 99
Semantic Minimalism and the Frege Pointp. 132
Contextualism and Anti-Contextualism in the Philosophy of Languagep. 156
On Being Truth-Valuedp. 167
Illocution and Its Significancep. 187
Anti-Individualism and Speech Act Theoryp. 208
The Gap Between Speech Acts and Mental Statesp. 220
Algebra of Elementary Social Actsp. 234
Speech Acts and Pragmatic Theoryp. 265
Semantic Slackp. 267
Relevance Theory and Speech Actsp. 292
Modular Speech Act Theoryp. 312
Speech Act Theory and Gricean Pragmaticsp. 323
Are There Indirect Speech Acts?p. 335
Indirect Speech Acts and Propositional Contentp. 350
Speaker Meaning, Sentence Meaning and Metaphorp. 365
On the Vectoring of Speech Actsp. 374
Speech Acts and Grammatical Structurep. 391
Toward a Grammatically Realistic Typology of Speech Actsp. 393
Mood, Meaning and Speech Actsp. 407
Speech Act Classification, Language Typology and Cognitionp. 460
Bibliographyp. 478
Indexp. 491
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ISBN: 9780415095242
ISBN-10: 0415095247
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 3rd November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1