The Exchange Of Words

Author: Richard Moran
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190873329
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The capacity to speak is not only the ability to pronounce words, but the socially-recognized capacity to make one's words count in various ways. We rely on this capacity whenever we tell another person something and expect to be believed, and what we learn from others in this way is the basis for most of what we take ourselves to know about the world. In The Exchange of Words, Richard Moran provides a philosophical exploration of human testimony as a form of intersubjective understanding in which speakers communicate by making themselves accountable for the truth of what they say. The book brings together themes from literature, philosophy of language, moral psychology, action theory, and epistemology, for a new approach to this fundamental human phenomenon. The account developed here starts from the difference between what may be revealed in one's speech (like a regional accent) and what we explicitly claim and make ourselves answerable for. Some prominent themes include: the meaning of sincerity in speech, the nature of mutuality and how it differs from 'mind-reading', the interplay between the first-person and the second-person perspectives in conversation, and the nature of the speech act of telling and related illocutions as developed by philosophers such as J. L. Austin and Paul Grice. Everyday dialogue is the locus of a kind of intersubjective understanding that is distinctive of the transmission of reasons in human testimony, and The Exchange of Words is an original and integrated account of this basic way of being informative to and in touch with one another.

Household Words

Author: Charles Dickens
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Exchange Of Pleasant Words

Author: Aleksandar Hemon
Editor: Picador USA
ISBN: 9780330445818
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In June, 2006, Picador launch Picador Shots, a new series of pocket-sized books priced at £1. The Shots aim to promote the short story as well as the work of some Picador's greatest authors. They will be contemporarily packaged but ultimately disposable books that are the ideal literary alternative to a magazine. Aleksandar Hemon's 'A Coin' and 'Exchange of Pleasant Words' from The Question of Bruno will be one of the first shots. In ‘A Coin’ the discomforting reality of surviving in a war-zone is pieced together through fragments of letters from Aida, a resident of Sarajevo. Far away, someone endures the anguish of waiting to read what she has written and of wondering if she is even still alive. In ‘Exchange of Pleasant Words’ the history of the Hemon family is assembled from a tangle of literary references, family myths and memories. The result is a subtle exploration of the need to remember the past whether fabricated or truly frightening. Hemon's observations are both painfully funny and heartbreakingly sad. He writes with a wit, freshness and true originality that proves him one of the most talented and skilled writers of his generation.

Bazaar Exchange And Mart And Journal Of The Household

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The Word Exchange Anglo Saxon Poems In Translation

Author: Greg Delanty
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079015
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More than 70 of today's most celebrated poets, including Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky and Molly Peacock, present new translations of Anglo-Saxon poetry that give life to medieval English voices ranging from weary sailors and forlorn wives to farmers and drunken louts.

A Treatise On Bills Of Exchange And Promissory Notes

Author: Isaac Edwards
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Electrical World

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The Ladies Repository

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Exchanging Words

Author: Christopher Ball
Editor: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826358543
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Like human groups everywhere, Wauja people construct their identity in relation to others. This book tells the story of the Wauja group from the Xingu Indigenous Park in central Brazil and its relation to powerful new interlocutors. Tracing Wauja interactions with others, Ball depicts expanding scales of social action from the village to the wider field of the park and finally abroad. Throughout, the author analyzes language use in ritual settings to show how Wauja people construct relationships with powerful spirit-monsters, ancestors, and ethnic trading partners. Ball’s use of ritual as an analytic category helps show how Wauja interactions with spirits and Indian neighbors, for example, are connected to interactions with the Brazilian government, international NGOs, and museums in projects of development. Showing ritual as a contributing factor to relationships of development and the politics of indigeneity, Exchanging Words asks how discourse, ritual, and exchange come together to mediate social relations close to home and on a global scale.

A Glossary Of Judicial And Revenue Terms And Of Useful Words Occuring In Official Documents Relating To The Administration Of The Government Of British India From The Arabic Persian Hindustani Etc

Author: Horace-Hayman Wilson
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The Weekly Reporter

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The Works

Author: Edmund Spenser
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The Word Exchange

Author: Alena Graedon
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0385537662
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A dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange offers an inventive, suspenseful, and decidedly original vision of the dangers of technology and of the enduring power of the printed word. In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted “death of print” has become a reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are things of the past, and we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication but also have become so intuitive that they hail us cabs before we leave our offices, order takeout at the first growl of a hungry stomach, and even create and sell language itself in a marketplace called the Word Exchange. Anana Johnson works with her father, Doug, at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), where Doug is hard at work on the last edition that will ever be printed. Doug is a staunchly anti-Meme, anti-tech intellectual who fondly remembers the days when people used email (everything now is text or videoconference) to communicate—or even actually spoke to one another, for that matter. One evening, Doug disappears from the NADEL offices, leaving a single written clue: ALICE. It’s a code word he devised to signal if he ever fell into harm’s way. And thus begins Anana’s journey down the proverbial rabbit hole . . . Joined by Bart, her bookish NADEL colleague, Anana’s search for Doug will take her into dark basements and subterranean passageways; the stacks and reading rooms of the Mercantile Library; and secret meetings of the underground resistance, the Diachronic Society. As Anana penetrates the mystery of her father’s disappearance and a pandemic of decaying language called “word flu” spreads, The Word Exchange becomes a cautionary tale that is at once a technological thriller and a meditation on the high cultural costs of digital technology.

The Book Of Words

Author: Lawrence Kushner
Editor: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580230202
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In the incomparable manner of his award-winning "The Book of Letters: A Mystical Alphabet", Kushner now lifts up and shakes the dust off 30 primary religious words used to describe the spiritual dimension of our lives.

Author: James Curtis Hepburn
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The Babylonian Talmud

Author: Isidore Epstein
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The History Of The Norman Conquest Of England The Effects Of The Norman Conquest

Author: Edward Augustus Freeman
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Judicial And Statutory Definitions Of Words And Phrases

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Words Of Conflict Words Of War

Author: Fathali M. Moghaddam
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
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This highly insightful and cohesive group of studies reveals the power of political narratives to create conflict and peace.

The Palace Of Winged Words

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Australia's first telephone exchange was opened in Melbourne in August 1880 and was operated by the Melbourne Telephone Exchange Company, owned by W.H. Masters and T.T. Draper. This booklet relates the introduction of the service and its early history.