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Conclusion

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

in Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655373
eISBN:
9780191742118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This brief conclusion examines the meaning of words and texts both withheld from and issued to the world — the puzzling condition of Marvell's texts.


The Interpersonal Level

Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

in Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278107
eISBN:
9780191707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter presents the Interpersonal Level of FDG, which is modelled as a layered structure indicating the part-whole relations among units of discourse. The chapter shows how Discourse Acts group ... More


Beyond Belief: Pragmatics in Hate Speech and Pornography1

Langton Rae

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Pragmatics can shed light on racial hate speech and pornography, but only if we bring it down to earth. Five models for hate speech and pornography are distinguished: a conditioning model, an ... More


Illocution and Expectations of Being Heard

Maura Tumulty and Colgate University

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Jennifer Hornsby and Rae Langton have argued that in some cultural contexts, women are not able to perform the illocutionary act of refusing sex by saying “No.” They argue that this illocutionary ... More


Freedom of Illocution? Response to Daniel Jacobson

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Jacobson argues that free speech does not include freedom of illocution, that pornography does not in any case silence women. Just as well, or rape would not count as rape, since a silenced woman ... More


The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

Richard Moran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873325
eISBN:
9780190873356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873325.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The capacity to speak is not only the ability to pronounce words, but is the socially recognized capacity to make one’s words count in various ways. We rely on this capacity whenever we tell another ... More


Language

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter describes a hermeneutically robust musicology that has never denied the existence of past interest in the contexts of music or in what were formerly called “extramusical” relations. Nor ... More


The General Phenomenon: Covert Exercitives

Mary Kate McGowan

in Just Words: On Speech and Hidden Harm

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829706
eISBN:
9780191868207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829706.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that the phenomenon of conversational exercitives generalizes. It is not just verbal contributions to conversations that enact norms; verbal contributions to other norm-governed ... More


God’s liturgical activity

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is typical of Christian liturgical enactments for the people to pray and take for granted that God will act in the course of the enactment. This chapter first identifies and analyzes a number of ... More


Veiled commands: anthropological perspectives on directives

Rosita Henry

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The great diversity of command strategies that can be found cross-linguistically provides rich comparative material for consideration by speech act theorists and other linguistic philosophers. Speech ... More


What Are Meanings, That We Might Share Them?

Mark Richard

in Meanings as Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842811
eISBN:
9780191878732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842811.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, American Philosophy

The goal of this chapter is to sketch an account of meaning as the anchor of linguistic competence—that with which one must be in cognitive contact to qualify as a competent speaker. Meanings ... More


Illocution and Interlocution

Richard Moran

in The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873325
eISBN:
9780190873356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873325.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the idea of a “second-personal stance” as developed by Darwall and others, and notes some differences with the notion of “addressing” developed here, particularly with respect ... More


The Social Act and Its Self-Consciousness

Richard Moran

in The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873325
eISBN:
9780190873356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873325.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter returns to the idea of two forms of agential knowledge, as that applies to “social acts of mind,” and act-descriptions which only apply to what is done intentionally (Anscombe). This ... More


How do Slurs Mean?

Mark Richard

in Bad Words: Philosophical Perspectives on Slurs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198758655
eISBN:
9780191818578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758655.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It seems “part of the meaning” of a slur that it is a device for displaying contempt. And this seems part of the explanation of differences between slurs and their “neutral counterparts.” But some ... More


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