In J. Dancy, J. M. E. Moravcsik & C. C. W. Taylor (eds.), Human Agency: Language, Duty, and Value. Stanford University Press. pp. 77--101 (1988)

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Dan Sperber
Institut Jean Nicod
Deirdre Wilson
University College London
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How are non-declarative sentences understood? How do they differ semantically from their declarative counterparts? Answers to these questions once made direct appeal to the notion of illocutionary force. When they proved unsatisfactory, the fault was diagnosed as a failure to distinguish properly between mood and force. For some years now, efforts have been under way to develop a satisfactory account of the semantics of mood. In this paper, we consider the current achievements and future prospects of the mood-based semantic programme.
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Moods and Performances.Donald Davidson - 1979 - In A. Margalit (ed.), Meaning and Use. Reidel. pp. 9--20.
Human Agency: Language, Duty, and Value.Lynd Forguson, Jonathan Dancy, J. M. E. Moravcsik & C. C. W. Taylor - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (1):97.

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