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Epistemically Irresponsible Discourse Pathologies

Chris Heffer

in All Bullshit and Lies?: Insincerity, Irresponsibility, and the Judgment of Untruthfulness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190923280
eISBN:
9780190923327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923280.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter sets out a systematic but exploratory framework for analyzing epistemically irresponsible discourse pathologies. It begins with the bridge category of bullshitting, which is both ... More


Prankery

Ralph Keyes

in The Hidden History of Coined Words

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190466763
eISBN:
9780197573921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466763.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The history of word-coining is rich with cases of neologisms created as part of pranks that went on to become part of our lexicon. The surname of Washington Irving’s faux historian of New York, ... More


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