25.3236, Books: From Utterances to Speech Acts: Kissine

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Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:09:34
From: Joyce Reid [jreid at cambridge.org]
Subject: From Utterances to Speech Acts: Kissine

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Title: From Utterances to Speech Acts 
Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/semantics-and-pragmatics/utterances-speech-acts?format=PB 


Author: Mikhail Kissine

Paperback: ISBN:  9781107439665 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 38.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107439665 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 23.99


Abstract:

Editor's Note: This is a new paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Most of the time our utterances are automatically interpreted as speech acts: as assertions, conjectures and testimonies; as orders, requests and pleas; as threats, offers and promises. Surprisingly, the cognitive correlates of this essential component of human communication have received little attention. This book fills the gap by providing a model of the psychological processes involved in interpreting and understanding speech acts. The theory is framed in naturalistic terms and is supported by data on language development and on autism spectrum disorders. Mikhail Kissine does not presuppose any specific background and addresses a crucial pragmatic phenomenon from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is a valuable resource for academic researchers and graduate and undergraduate students in pragmatics, semantics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of language. 

Introduction; 1. Austin's distinctions revisited; 2. Intentional states and locutionary acts; 3. Constative speech acts; 4. Directive speech acts; 5. Speech acts, autism spectrum disorders and typical development; 6. Commissive speech acts; Conclusion. 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Philosophy of Language
                     Pragmatics
                     Psycholinguistics
                     Semantics


Written In: English  (eng)

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