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Towards a history of speech act theory

Smith, B. (1990) Towards a history of speech act theory. [Book Chapter]

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Abstract

That uses of language not only can, but even normally do have the character of actions was a fact largely unrealised by those engaged in the study of language before the present century, at least in the sense that there was lacking any attempt to come to terms systematically with the action-theoretic peculiarities of language use. Where the action-character of linguistic phenomena was acknowledged, it was normally regarded as a peripheral matter, relating to derivative or non-standard aspects of language which could afford to be ignored.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
Philosophy > Metaphysics
ID Code:301
Deposited By:Smith, Barry
Deposited On:08 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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