Chapter 20, Perspectivity, asserts our conviction that every utterance necessarily carries with it a perspective of the speaker. One speaks from one’s own point of view and/or one deliberately or indeliberately assumes that of interlocutors or others. Speakers have reasons, intentions, goals; listeners similarly have their own purposes in listening. Language use always has some finality; it does not just occur, but occurs for a reason. The goal of discourse is not simply the pursuit of consensus, as some theorists currently hold; such a conviction has its origins in an oversimplified informational analysis of communication. Nor is perspectivity on the part of a speaker detrimental to intersubjectivity, but constitutes instead a firm foundation for the enrichment thereof.