On Deception From the Perspective of Sociolinguistics

Wangru CAO


Human society is a mixture of truth and deception (short for DEC), Vrij in 2001 describes DEC as a successful or unsuccessful deliberate attempt, without forewarning to create in another a belief which the communicator considers to be untrue. To some degree, we can not deny DEC has already permeated into every corner of our lives. Because of the guidance of moral values, most of the linguistic studies are limited to truthful statement instead of DEC. Besides, the pioneers of research of DEC focus on ethnic,psychological and social psychological fields since1940s and 1950s. Actually, the linguistic study of DEC is still on the infant stage. In addition, most of the studies from the linguistic perspective concentrate on the pragmatic, semantic fields and so on. The author here aims to explore DEC from the sociolinguistic perspective.


DEC; The cooperative principle; Gender differences of DEC

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