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Verbal Communication by Louis de Saussure, Andrea Rocci

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Steve Oswald, Didier Maillat & Louis de Saussure

25Deceptive and uncooperative verbal communication

Abstract: In this chapter, we address verbal communication in non-cooperative contexts, especially deceptive, ideological and fallacious communication. We first review the main traditions that have studied this issue: ancient Rhetoric, contemporary Argumentation Theory, Communication Science, Critical Discourse Analysis, and Pragmatics, from Grice to Cognitive linguistics. We dedicate particular attention to contemporary post-Gricean Pragmatics and to its links with research in Psychology on cognitive heuristics. The notion of epistemic vigilance is addressed in the section dedicated to applications, where the social aspects of deceptive verbal ...

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