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Subject: Assertion: Jary
 

	
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Title: Assertion 
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition  

Publication Year: 2010 
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
	   http://www.palgrave.com
	

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=281503 


Author: Mark Jary

Hardback: ISBN:  9780230573994 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 55.00


Abstract:

Assertion - the act of presenting what we say as true - is at the centre of human 
social life. Yet what might seem a relatively simple phenomenon has proved 
difficult to define or characterise successfully. Is assertion just another speech 
act, on a par with promising, ordering and the like, or is it more fundamental? 
How is assertion related to belief? Does the declarative mood have a special 
role to play in the correct analysis of assertion or can assertion be characterised 
independently of linguistic form? What is the relationship between what a 
speaker asserts and her main point? All these questions are addressed in this 
book as the author develops a novel account of the pragmatic processes 
involved in assertion and the role of the declarative mood in those processes. In 
doing so, he synthesises a range of perspectives on assertion, drawing on the 
work of philosophers, linguists and cognitive scientists. 



Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                     Semantics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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