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New Work on Speech Acts

Daniel Fogal, Daniel W. Harris, and Matt Moss

Abstract

The essays collected in this book represent recent advances in our understanding of speech acts-actions like asserting, asking, and commanding that speakers perform when producing an utterance. The study of speech acts spans disciplines, and embraces both the theoretical and scientific concerns proper to linguistics and philosophy as well as the normative questions that speech acts raise for our politics, our societies, and our ethical lives generally. It is the goal of this book to reflect the diversity of current thinking on speech acts as well as to bring these conversations together, so th ... More

Keywords: speech acts, context, semantics, pragmatics, illocutionary force, speaker meaning, propositions, assertion, interrogative, imperative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198738831
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198738831.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Fogal, editor
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, New York University

Daniel W. Harris, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College, City University of New York

Matt Moss, editor
Teaching Fellow in General Education, Harvard College