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Lying at the semantics-pragmatics interface

Author: Jörg Meibauer
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2014]
Series: Mouton series in pragmatics, 14
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While lying has been a topic in the philosophy of language, there has been a lack of genuine linguistic analysis of lying. Exploring lying at the semantics-pragmatics interface, this book takes a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jörg Meibauer
ISBN: 9781614510925 161451092X
OCLC Number: 879400421
Description: ix, 256 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Perspectives on lying --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. Lying in the private sphere, on the Internet, and in politics --
1.2.1. Lying in the private sphere --
1.2.2. Lying on the Internet --
1.2.3. Lying in politics --
1.3. Ethical versus linguistic perspectives --
1.4. acquisition of lying --
1.5. Psychological and neurological findings --
1.6. Universality of lying --
1.7. Lying and deceiving --
2. Approaching a linguistic concept of lying --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. semantics-pragmatics distinction --
2.3. Lexical semantics: The meaning of to lie --
2.4. Interface approach: Lying and sentence types --
2.5. case of relative clauses --
2.6. Conclusions --
3. Assertion and lying --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Assertion and statement --
3.3. sincerity condition --
3.4. Perlocution --
3.5. maxim of Quality --
3.6. Assertoric commitment --
3.7. Truth, truth conditions, and truthfulness --
3.8. Assertion, common ground, and presupposition --
3.9. Indirect assertions and explicit performatives --
3.10. Expressive meaning --
3.11. simple definition of assertion --
4. Defining lying --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. definition of lying --
4.3. Intention to deceive --
4.4. Bald-faced lies and self-deception --
4.4.1. Bald-faced lies --
4.4.2. Self-deception --
4.5. Lying and falsely implicating --
4.5.1. Normativity and cancellability --
4.5.2. definition of conversational implicature --
4.5.3. "Lying while saying the truth": Extended definition of lying --
4.6. Falsely presupposing and falsely conventionally implicating --
4.7. Underdeterminacy and explicature/impliciture --
4.8. Vagueness and imprecision --
4.9. Prosocial lies --
4.10. Conclusions --
5. Interface Problems --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Aspect-sensitivity, or: Did Clinton lie? --
5.3. Fiction --
5.4. Irony and tautology --
5.5. Understatement and overstatement (hyperbole) --
5.6. Lying and bullshitting --
5.7. Conclusions --
6. Lying and quotation --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Lying, direct/indirect quotation, and the verbatim assumption --
6.3. Lying and mixed quotation --
6.4. Lying and scare quotation --
6.5. Fairness and transparency --
6.6. case of the German quotative wollen --
6.7. Conclusions --
7. Relative lies --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Accuracy and disagreement --
7.3. Verum focus --
7.4. assertion of clarity --
7.5. assertion of certainty --
7.6. Reliability and selfless assertion --
7.7. Conclusions.
Series Title: Mouton series in pragmatics, 14
Responsibility: Jörg Meibauer.

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