Speech Act and Linguistic Communication

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  • Author :Rishikant Pandey
  • Year of Publication :2008
  • ISBN: :9788180695131
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 203
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Education

About the Book :

This book critically analyses Austin speech act theory and comments on it raised by a number of distinguished philosophers. Initially, Austin argued for two sorts of utterances; the constative and the performative. Eventually, he shrugged off this distinction and advocated in favour of speech act theory, which is the theme of this book. Numerous other philosophers have conferred about the pros and cons of this doctrine. This book presents a position that in the perspectives of speaker intention, one may justify the distinction between the constative and the performative utterances. The author has argued that this discussion is trivial and he has raised a new issue of language, i.e. how performatives work in varied socio-cultural conditions. In addition, the relations of intention with language and behaviour are also examined and leading to a conclusion that behaviour is the more appropriate device to judge the real intention of the speaker. This book is expected to be adopted as a supplementary text for master level course on Analytical Philosophy and it would be advantageous for the scholars of linguistics, communication and of great interest to the general readers.

About Author :

Rishikant Pandey (b. 1967) completed his Master Degree in Philosophy from University of Allahabad with the first rank in the first class in 1991 and was awarded Nirmal Chand Mukharjee Gold Medal. Soon after, he received U.G.C. Research Fellowship and completed his D.Phil. Degree in 1999. He was appointed lecturer in 1996 and presently he is Reader in Philosophy, Allahabad Degree College, a constituent college of Allahabad University. He is a life member of various philosophical organizations, like Indian Philosophical Congress; Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad; and Uttar Bharat Darshan Parishad. He has published numerous articles in the leading philosophical journals, like Indian Philosophical Quarterly and Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research. His other book is Darshnik Vimarsh.