Propositional Structure and Illocutionary Force: A Study of the Contribution of Sentence Meaning to Speech Acts
The author presents a new theory of the structure of propositions, which provides a uniform treatment of the logical form of constative and performative sentences. Katz offers such a grammatical account, in which makes it possible for the first time to explain the illocutionary potential of sentences within grammar.
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The Relation Between Speech Act Theory
Sentence Type and Propositional Type
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addressee agent argument places ASPECTS OF PROPOSITIONAL assertive proposition Austin basis categorized variables characterization claim clause complement sentence compliance condition constatives constituents converted condition counter-examples determines distinction erotetic example explain explication factive formal heavy parentheses Ibid illocutionary act illocutionary force illocutionary success condition J. J. Katz J. L. Austin lexical reading linguistic logical form natural language notation notion null context object occurrences performative propositions PERFORMATIVE SIDE performative utterance performative verbs phrase marker pragmatic theory predicate concept presupposition principles projection rule promise properties and relations propositional content quantifier question recipient referential referring term represent REQUESTIVE PROPOSITIONAL TYPE Ross's satisfied Searle Searle's semantic component semantic marker semantic properties semantic representation semantic roles semantic structure Semantic Theory sense sentence type Sentient someone speaker specified speech act theory statement structural definition subtypes tences THEORY OF PROPOSITIONAL things Things with Words tion tive truth conditions underlying utterance meaning Vendler