ERIC Number: EJ589362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Ostensible Lies and the Negotiation of Shared Meanings.
Walton, Marsha D.
Discourse Processes, v26 n1 p27-42 1998
Contributes to research on speech acts, power, and the negotiation of shared meanings. Argues that a primary off-record purpose of ostensible lies and of ostensible speech acts in general is to assert or affirm a status or power difference between speaker and addressee. Shows how ostensible lies are speech acts that flout the rules governing the negotiation process underlying communication. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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