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Performative Utterances

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Speech Act Theory and Performative Utterances
Speech Act Theory and Performative Utterances. Sven Lauer, Linguist 130a: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning, Win 2011. February 22, 2011.
Funkhouser Austin, “Performance Utterances” I. -
PHIL 4233: Philosophy of Language. Prof. Funkhouser.
Durham E-Theses Performative utterances : their basic and
Austin, “Performative Utterances
Austin, “Performative Utterances”. Historically, “the only things that [philosophers] are interested in are utterances which report facts” (p. 136).
whether what Dionysius Thrax once thought was the truth about
would be an operative clause and is a performative utterance. However, the Word These performative utterances are not true or false, then.

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Arbitrary Power in America's Pastime
Umpires' calls are what philosophers of language call "performative utterances"—their say-so is what makes it so. A runner isn't out when he's tagged; he's out when the umpire says the word.

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Performative utterance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. The notion of performative utterances was introduced by language philosopher J.
John Austin on performative utterances
John Austin on performative utterances. (From: J. L.
performative utterance - Wiktionary
Argumentics: Performative Utterances
Feb 1, 2011 The article, “Performative Utterances”, delivered by Austin as a talk in 1956 and reprinted in Austin (1970), is just the summary we need.
These are examples of 'explicit performative utterances', statements in form but not in fact. Or so thought their discoverer, J. L.

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