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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


Language: A Biological Model

Ruth Garrett Millikan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Guiding the work of most linguists and philosophers of language today is the assumption that language is governed by rules. This volume presents a different way of viewing the partial regularities ... More


Convention and Idiosyncrasy

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on how we show what's within in ways not typical of our species. A person's idiosyncratic display of an emotion, for instance, might nevertheless make that emotion perceptible if ... More


Fact-Finding

H L Ho

in A Philosophy of Evidence Law: Justice in the Search for Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228300
eISBN:
9780191711336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228300.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter lays the foundations for the substantive arguments to come. Part 1 considers the role of facts in legal adjudication, its relation to law and value, and the conventional classification ... More


Proper Function and Convention in Speech Acts *

Ruth Garret Millikan

in Language: A Biological Model

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A new analysis of the nature of illocutionary acts and of their relation to conventional acts and to the intentions of speakers is offered. The analysis pivots on a new description of the nature of ... More


Sentence type and illocutionary force

Harm Pinkster

in The Oxford Latin Syntax: Volume 1: The Simple Clause

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199283613
eISBN:
9780191816734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

Four sentence types are distinguished: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences. The form of negation is the main formal criterion to distinguish imperative sentences ... More


Lecture XII

J. L. Austin

in How To Do Things With Words: The William James Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1955

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245537
eISBN:
9780191680861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245537.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

How did the ‘constatives’–‘performatives’ distinction look in the light of theory? In general, and for all utterances considered here, the following were found: happiness/unhappiness dimension; an ... More


A Refinement and Defense of the Force/Content Distinction

Mitchell S. Green

in New Work on Speech Acts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

First lucidly formulated by Gottlob Frege, the distinction between illocutionary force and semantic content has been largely accepted by philosophers of language and linguists for much of the last ... More


Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The empirical work on sentence structure over the last several years has been advanced by the so-called cartographic program, which aims to provide a map of the functional projections in clausal ... More


A Grammar for Dialogue

Jonathan Ginzburg

in The Interactive Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697922
eISBN:
9780191738425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697922.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter outlines the basic features of a grammatical framework for dialogue. Apart from providing a vital component in a KoS account of grounding/clarification potential, this grammar underpins ... More


Speech Acts in Discourse Context

Craige Roberts

in New Work on Speech Acts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This essay sketches an approach to speech acts in which mood does not semantically determine illocutionary force. The conventional content of mood determines the semantic type of the clause in which ... More


Fighting over Defamatory Language

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After a brief history of the development of defamation law and an equally brief introduction to the linguistic aspects of defamation cases, this chapter takes Tiersma's (1978) advice that libel and ... More


Illocutionary force

Ion Giurgea and Eva-Maria Remberger

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0053
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues related to clause typing and the encoding of illocutionary force in Romance, ... More


On Meaning, Meaning, and Meaning *

Ruth Garret Millikan

in Language: A Biological Model

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

To understand how language works, one must first look to the cooperative functions that various language forms perform, understanding these on a biological model as what these forms accomplish that ... More


Force and Conversational States

Sarah E. Murray and William B. Starr

in New Work on Speech Acts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This essay sketches an approach to speech acts in which mood does not semantically determine illocutionary force. The conventional content of mood determines the semantic type of the clause in which ... More


Blocking as Counter-Speech

Rae Langton

in New Work on Speech Acts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The felicity conditions for speech acts can be supplied, in part, by hearers and bystanders, as Austin and Lewis showed, in their work on speech acts and accommodation respectively.This has ... More


Pragmatics and Practicality

Stephen Finlay

in Confusion of Tongues: A Theory of Normative Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199347490
eISBN:
9780199347513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347490.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter first introduces a distinction between semantics and pragmatics, and proposes that the basic principle of pragmatics is instrumental, in the place of Grice’s principle of cooperation. A ... More


Dryden's Aeneis: ‘a thousand secret beauties’

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In later critical writing, Dryden developed the idea that his translations could reveal what was ‘secretly in’ the source poet. The poet with the most secrets was Virgil: they included prophetic ... More


Cognition and Communication: Toward a Unified Account

Mikkel Gerken

in On Folk Epistemology: How we Think and Talk about Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803454
eISBN:
9780191841637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803454.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 8 connects the discussion of epistemic norms of assertion to pragmatics more generally and to the pragmatics of knowledge ascriptions in particular. Some pragmatic theories and recent work in ... More


New Work on Speech Acts

Daniel Fogal, Daniel W. Harris, and Matt Moss (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

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 ... More


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