Julian Schlöder discusses the interplay between the speech acts of assertion and rejection. He first defends that it is even sensible to distinguish between these two speech acts, against an old concensus that rejection is merely negative assertion. To this end, he introduces the speech act of weak rejection. Based on this notion, he develops a logic of asserted and rejected content and demonstrates its usefullness in the analysis of natural language inferences.
J.J. Schlöder: Assertion and Rejection.
Prof. R.A.M. van Rooij
Dr R. Fernández Rovira
Dr A. Lascarides (University of Edinburgh)
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