Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts / Edition 1

Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts / Edition 1

by John R. Searle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521313937

ISBN-13: 9780521313933

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Searle's Speech Acts made a highly original contribution to work in the philosophy of language. Expression and Meaning is a direct successor, concerned to develop and refine the account presented in Searle's earlier work, and to extend its application to other modes of discourse such as metaphor, fiction, reference, and indirect speech arts. Searle also presents…  See more details below

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John Searle's Speech Acts made a highly original contribution to work in the philosophy of language. Expression and Meaning is a direct successor, concerned to develop and refine the account presented in Searle's earlier work, and to extend its application to other modes of discourse such as metaphor, fiction, reference, and indirect speech arts. Searle also presents a rational taxonomy of types of speech acts and explores the relation between the meanings of sentences and the contexts of their utterance. The book points forward to a larger theme implicit in these problems - the basis certain features of speech have in the intentionality of mind, and even more generally, the relation of the philosophy of language to the philosophy of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521313933
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
1,000,882
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Origins of the essays; 1. A taxonomy of illocutionary acts; 2. Indirect speech acts; 3. The logical status of fictional discourse; 4. Metaphor; 5. Literal meaning; 6. Referential and attributive; 7. Speech acts and recent linguistics; Bibliography; Index.

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