Assertion

Hardcover | July 30, 2010

byM. Jary

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Assertion is a term frequently used in linguistics and philosophy but rarely defined. This in-depth study surveys and synthesizes a range of philosophical, linguistic and psychological literature on the topic, and then presents a detailed account of the cognitive processes involved in the interpretation of assertions.

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Assertion is a term frequently used in linguistics and philosophy but rarely defined. This in-depth study surveys and synthesizes a range of philosophical, linguistic and psychological literature on the topic, and then presents a detailed account of the cognitive processes involved in the interpretation of assertions.

MARK JARY is Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University, London, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:July 30, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573991

ISBN - 13:9780230573994

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Assertion in speech-act theory
Assertion, belief and knowledge
A sign of assertion
Assertion and Common Ground
Assertion and mood
Assertion and main point
Assertion and relevance
Conclusion
References
Index