When theorizing about language, we tend to assume that speakers are cooperative, honest, helpful, and so on. This, of course, isn't remotely true of a lot of real-world language use. Bad Language is the first textbook to explore non-idealized language use, the linguistic behaviour of those who exploit language for malign purposes. Two eminent philosophers of language present a lively and accessible introduction to a wide range of topics including lies and bullshit, slurs and insults, coercion and silencing: Cappelen and Dever offer theoretical frameworks for thinking about these all too common linguistic behaviours. As the text does not assume prior training in philosophy or linguistics, it is ideal for use as part of a philosophy of language course for philosophy students or for linguistics students. Bad Language belongs to the series Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy of Language, in which each book introduces an important area of the philosophy of language, suitable for students at any level.
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Bad Language is the first textbook on an emerging area in the study of language: non-idealized language use, the linguistic behaviour of people who exploit language for malign purposes. This lively, accessible introduction offers theoretical frameworks for thinking about such topics as lies and bullshit, slurs and insults, coercion and silencing.
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1: Idealized Communication 2: Three Forms of Non-Ideal Language 3: Messing with the Truth 4: Bullshitting and Deep Bullshitting 5: Conceptual Engineering 6: Slurs and Pejoratives 7: Lexical Effects: The Non-Cognitive, Associative, Effects of Words 8: Generics and Defective Reasoning 9: Non-Ideal Speech Acts 10: Linguistic Oppressing and Linguistic Silencing 11: The Speech Act of Consent 12: Thoughts on Ideal vs. Non-Ideal Theories of Language
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Written to appeal to a wide audience, this book provides rigorous, detailed scholarly analysis and evaluation of its subject matter and is at the same time accessible to nonspecialists. It is intended as a textbook, and it includes questions and exercises at the end of each chapter... Recommended * D. B. Boersema, CHOICE *
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780198839651
Publisert
2019
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press
Vekt
296 gr
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
139 mm
Tykkelse
13 mm
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
240

Om bidragsyterne

Herman Cappelen is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo and at the University of St Andrews. He is a Co-Director at CSMN (in Oslo), and the Editor-in-Chief of Inquiry. He has written, co-authored, or edited more than ten books and many articles. He works in all areas of systematic philosophy. Josh Dever is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and a professorial fellow at the Arche research centre at the University of St Andrews. He has co-written three books and many articles on the philosophy of language.