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Conative utterances: A Qur'anic perspective

Alomary, S 2011, Conative utterances: A Qur'anic perspective , PhD thesis, Salford : University of Salford.

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Conation is an aspect of mind, alongside cognition and affect. The conative function of communication entails the relationship between the 'message' and the 'receiver'. Based on relevant communication models and sign typologies, this thesis covers exponents of communication, conative function, vocative, interrogative and imperative. Conative utterances refer to language used to move the receiver to thought/ action. The Qur'anic perspective, identified and applied in this thesis, is vital for verbal communication studies as the TM transcends the reductionist tendency of (non-) mechanistic communication and semiotic typologies. Beyond the boundaries of reason, the Qur'an offers the Transcendent Perspective on the conative function of communication. The structure of the Qur'an is viewed against the Islahi/Farahi thematic commentary model. Conative Utterances suggests a TCM in the light of the Qur'anic Signs 2:30, 33:72, 55:1-4. The TCM is consolidated by an analysis of Ibn STna's commentary on Surah 87. The TM in the Qur'an is established on its covering the realm surpassing the receiver's perception. Due to his conative role and space/time perception, the receiver depends on the Transcendent Sender for information on the imperceptible. The TM establishes its validity on our having no volitionality concerning our creation, transiency and return to the Sender. This return underlies our 'accountability' to Him for our actions

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Contributors: Dickins, J (Supervisor)
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 13:34
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2015 23:22

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