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  1. Authority, Illocutionary Accommodation, and Social Accommodation.N. P. Adams - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-14.
    By appeal to the phenomenon of presupposition accommodation, Rae Langton and others have proposed that speakers can gain genuine authority over their audiences when they implicitly claim such authority and the audience accommodates them. I address this argument in two ways. First, I explain where and why we should expect authority within particular conventional practices to be able to be gained by accommodation, considering the balance of values and norms that authority claims implicate. Second, I argue that audiences will often (...)
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