Speech-Act Theory

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Title
Speech-Act Theory
Author
氏名 Araki Naoki
ヨミ アラキ ナオキ
別名 荒木 直樹
Subject
performative
constative
infinite regress
Abstract

J. L. Austin claims that to say something is to do something and divides all utterances into performative utterances (henceforth performatives) and constative utterances (henceforth constatives). Then, he endeavors to establish a criterion for distinguishing performatives and constatives, but he fails to do so. As a result, he abandons the criterion for separating utterances into performatives and constatives, and reaches a conclusion that all utterances are performatives. But his analysis of utterances causes an infinite regress, which means that his logic collapses.

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
52
Spage
1
Epage
5
Published Date
2018-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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