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Lying, Liars And Language, David I. Simpson Jan 1992

Lying, Liars And Language, David I. Simpson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Lying is a form of behaviour which receives relatively little attention as a feature of linguistic interaction (other than as a moral aberration). We occasionally find suggestions that the ability to lie reflects significant capacities of linguistic and communicative subjects, but there has been little or no attempt to draw out or clarify this supposed significance. In this paper I hope to give the beginnings of such an explication. I shall begin by offering an analysis of the concept of lying, and then highlight sets of assumptions and capacities which must be present in a liar, and which must be ...


Communicative Skills In The Constitution Of Illocutionary Acts, David I. Simpson Jan 1992

Communicative Skills In The Constitution Of Illocutionary Acts, David I. Simpson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Austin's distinction between locutionary and illocutionary acts has offered a fruitful way of focussing the relation between language and communication. In particular, by adopting the distinction we attend to linguistic and communicative subjects as actors, not just processors or conduits of information. Yet in many attempts to explicate the constitution of illocutionary acts the subject as actor is subsumed within the role of linguistic rules or conventions. In this paper I propose an account of illocutionary acts in which rules or conventions are secondary to what I will call communicative skills. These skills are taken as the primary component ...


W.B. Clarke As Scientific Journalist, Michael K. Organ Jan 1992

W.B. Clarke As Scientific Journalist, Michael K. Organ

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

This paper comments on W.B. Clarke's role as a scientific journalist in Sydney, 1839-1878. It also argues that Clarke has been misrepresented over time because large sections of his published work - specifically anonymous and signed newspaper articles - have not been considered in analyses of his life and assessments of his place in the history of Australian science.


New Age Cooperation: The Effect Of Technology On Library Cooperation, John Shipp, Neil Cairns Jan 1992

New Age Cooperation: The Effect Of Technology On Library Cooperation, John Shipp, Neil Cairns

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

Novel and aggressive attitudes toward cooperation will need to accompany the development of information technologies if libraries are to maintain a central role in the information environment. Existing cooperative mechanisms must be expanded by the establishment of international strategic alliances with publishers, database producers, software developers and hardware suppliers. In particular, Australian librarians need to re-assess their involvement in scholarly publishing and develop strategies which meet the challenges posed by emergent communication and storage technologies.