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Semantics

Bryan R. Weaver and Kevin Scharp

in Semantics for Reasons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198832621
eISBN:
9780191871184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832621.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 3 presents a semantic theory for reasons locutions. The semantic theory pairs a Kaplanian semantic framework with Craige Roberts’s question under discussion (QUD) pragmatic theory. The result ... More


Evaluativity as implicature

Jessica Rett

in The Semantics of Evaluativity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199602476
eISBN:
9780191779756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602476.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents the main theoretical proposal of the book: the claim that evaluativity and its distribution can be accounted for using a Gricean notion of conversational implicature. In cases ... More


Lying and Insincerity

Andreas Stokke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is a comprehensive study of lying and insincere language use. Part I is dedicated to developing an account of insincerity qua linguistic phenomenon. It provides a detailed theory of the ... More


The Difference between Lying and Misleading

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The notions of what is said and assertion, as relative to questions under discussion, are used to provide an account of the lying-misleading distinction. The chapter argues that utterances are ... More


Implicature: A brief review

Jessica Rett

in The Semantics of Evaluativity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199602476
eISBN:
9780191779756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602476.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces a number of empirical and theoretical precursors to the analysis in Chapter 5. It introduces Grice’s (1975) taxonomy of signification, including his distinction between ... More


What is Said

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a new theory of the notion of what is said that is central to the book’s account of assertion, and hence of lying. It argues that what is said by utterances, in context, is ... More


Bullshitting and Indifference Toward Truth

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of bullshitting, traditionally understood as utterances made by speakers who are indifferent toward the truth or falsity of what they say. It argues that ... More


Verb Second declaratives, assertion, and disjunction revisited

Hans-Martin Gärtner and Jens Michaelis

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter revisits previous work (Gärtner and Michaelis 2010), which discusses the prospects of theories that derive the distribution of V2-declaratives from their affinity with assertive ... More


Communicating Attitudes: Beyond the Declarative Realm

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter extends the analysis of insincere language use from the last chapter to non-declarative utterances, including imperative, interrogative, and exclamative utterances. It argues that such ... More


Semantics for Reasons

Bryan R. Weaver and Kevin Scharp

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198832621
eISBN:
9780191871184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832621.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The focus of the book is the semantics of reasons locutions, for example reasons for someone to do something or believe something or be a certain way. Given the leading role that talk of reasons ... More


Shallow Insincerity

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues for a shallow conception of insincerity. It argues that whether an utterance is insincere depends on the speaker’s conscious attitudes toward what is communicated as well as on ... More


Bullshitting and Lying

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter extends the analysis of bullshitting from the last chapter to provide an account of the difference between bullshitting and lying. It distinguishes between different kinds of lying. The ... More


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