Lying and Insincerity

Lying and Insincerity

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Andreas Stokke presents a comprehensive study of the linguistic phenomenon of insincere language use, revealing how lying relates to 'bullshitting' and other forms of insincerity, and exploring the kinds of attitudes that go with insincere uses of language. Part I develops an account of insincerity as a linguistic phenomenon. Stokke provides a detailed theory of the distinction between lying and speaking insincerely, and accounts for the relationship between lying and deceiving. A novel framework of assertion underpins the analysis of various kinds of insincere speech, including false implicature and forms of misleading with presuppositions, prosodic focus, and semantic incompleteness. Part II sets out the relationship between what is communicated and the speaker's attitudes. Stokke develops the view of insincerity as a shallow phenomenon that is dependent on conscious attitudes rather than deeper motivations. The various of ways of speaking while being indifferent toward what one communicates are covered, and the phenomenon of 'bullshitting' is distinguished from lying and other forms of insincerity. Finally, an account of insincere uses of interrogative, imperative, and exclamative utterances is also given. -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780198825968
Branch Call Number: 410.1 S874
Characteristics: xii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Lying & insincerity


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