Speech Acts

[Revised entry by Mitchell Green on October 2, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] We are attuned in everyday conversation not primarily to the sentences we utter to one
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[Revised entry by Mitchell Green on October 2, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] We are attuned in everyday conversation not primarily to the sentences we utter to one another, but to the speech acts that those utterances are used to perform: requests, warnings, invitations, promises, apologies, predictions, and the like. Such acts are staples of...

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