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  1. Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.) (1994). Foundations of Speech Act Theory: Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives. Routledge.score: 400.0
    Foundations of Speech Act Theory investigates the importance of speech act theory to the problem of meaning in linguistics and philosophy. The papers in this volume, written by respected philosophers and linguists, significantly advance standards of debate in this area.
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  2. John Turri (2013). Pyrrhonian Skepticism Meets Speech-Act Theory. International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 2 (2):83-98.score: 400.0
    This paper applies speech-act theory to craft a new response to Pyrrhonian skepticism and diagnose its appeal. Carefully distinguishing between different levels of language-use and noting their interrelations can help us identify a subtle mistake in a key Pyrrhonian argument.
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  3. Barry Smith (1984). Ten Conditions on a Theory of Speech Acts. Theoretical Linguistics 11 (3):309-330.score: 392.0
    It is now generally recognized that figures such as Reid, Peirce, and Reinach formulated theories of speech acts avant la lettre of Austin and Searle, in Reid and Reinach’s cases under the heading ‘theory of social acts’. Here we address the question as to what conditions would have to be satisfied for such theories to count as ‘theories of speech acts’ in the now familiar sense.
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  4. Monica R. Cowart (2004). Understanding Acts of Consent: Using Speech Act Theory to Help Resolve Moral Dilemmas and Legal Disputes. Law and Philosophy 23 (5):495 - 525.score: 360.0
    Understanding what it means toconsent is of considerable importance sincesignificant moral issues depend on how this actis defined. For instance, determining whetherconsent has occurred is the deciding factor insexual assault cases; its proper occurrence isa necessary condition for federally fundedhuman subject research. Even though mosttheorists recognize the legal and moralimportance of consent, there is still littleagreement concerning how consent should bedefined, or whether different domains involvingconsent demand context-specific definitions.Understanding what it means to consent isfurther complicated by the fact that currentlegal (...)
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  5. Anna Papafragou, Early Communication: Beyond Speech-Act Theory.score: 360.0
    For the past two decades, speech-act theory has been one of the basic tools for studying pragmatics from both a theoretical and an experimental perspective. In this paper, I want to discuss certain aspects of the theory with respect to data from early communication in children. My aim will be to show that some of the central assumptions of the speech-act model of utterance comprehension need to be rethought. In the second part of the paper, I (...)
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  6. Antonio Blanco Salgueiro (2008). Cómo Hacer Cosas Malas Con Palabras: Actos Ilocucionarios Hostiles y Los Fundamentos de la Teoría de Los Actos de Habla (How to Do Bad Things with Words: Hostile Speech Acts and the Foundations of Speech Act Theory). Crítica 40 (118):3 - 27.score: 360.0
    En el presente artículo se defiende que el estudio de una familia particular de actos de habla, los actos ilocucionarios hostiles, nos da la clave para reexaminar cuatro importantes cuestiones fundacionales de la teoría de los actos de habla: la distinción ilocucionario/perlocucionario, la noción de infortunio, la cuestión de la primacía de la primera sobre la tercera persona en el estudio de la fuerza, y la cuestión de la posibilidad de una teoría general y sistemática del fenómeno de la fuerza. (...)
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  7. Dieter Freundlieb (2001). Has Derrida Deconstructed Speech Act Theory? Idealistic Studies 31 (2/3):81-103.score: 360.0
    I argue that Derrida's critique of speech act theory is largely unsustainable because of its reliance on a questionable and insufficiently explicated conception of philosophy as negative metaphysics, and its attendant misconception of scientific theory construction in general and speech act theory in particular.
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  8. R. M. (2004). Understanding Acts of Consent: Using Speech Act Theory to Help Resolve Moral Dilemmas and Legal Disputes. Law and Philosophy 23 (5):495-525.score: 360.0
    Understanding what it means to consent is of considerable importance since significant moral issues depend on how this act is defined. For instance, determining whether consent has occurred is the deciding factor in sexual assault cases; its proper occurrence is a necessary condition for federally funded human subject research. Even though most theorists recognize the legal and moral importance of consent, there is still little agreement concerning how consent should be defined, or whether different domains involving consent demand context-specific definitions. (...)
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  9. Edward S. Shirley (1975). The Impossibility of a Speech Act Theory of Meaning. Philosophy and Rhetoric 8 (2):114 - 122.score: 360.0
    I argue that john r searle's speech-Act theory of meaning violates his own requirement that such a theory specify a set of conditions for the performance of a certain illocutionary (speech) act which does not include the performance of any other illocutionary act. For the "propositional act" mentioned in searle's analysans is in actuality an illocutionary act. Then I show that any speech-Act theory must include a subsidiary speech act in the analysans. Since (...)
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  10. Joanne Gordon (2013). Significance of Past Statements: Speech Act Theory. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (9):570-572.score: 360.0
    In W v M, a judge concluded that M's past statements should not be given weight in a best interests assessment. Several commentators in the ethics literature have argued this approach ignored M's autonomy. In this short article I demonstrate how the basic tenets of speech act theory can be used to challenge the inherent assumption that past statements represent an individual's beliefs, choices or decisions. I conclude that speech act theory, as a conceptual tool, has (...)
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  11. Marcelo Dascal (1994). Speech Act Theory and Gricean Pragmatics: Some Differences of Detail That Make a Difference. In Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.), Foundations of Speech Act Theory: Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives. Routledge. 323--334.score: 360.0
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  12. Moritz Cordes & Friedrich Reinmuth, A Speech Act Calculus. A Pragmatised Natural Deduction Calculus and its Meta-Theory.score: 345.0
    Building on the work of Peter Hinst and Geo Siegwart, we develop a pragmatised natural deduction calculus, i.e. a natural deduction calculus that incorporates illocutionary operators at the formal level, and prove its adequacy. In contrast to other linear calculi of natural deduction, derivations in this calculus are sequences of object-language sentences which do not require graphical or other means of commentary in order to keep track of assumptions or to indicate subproofs. (Translation of our German paper "Ein Redehandlungskalkül. Ein (...)
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  13. Michael Gorman (2006). Inspired Authors and Their Speech Acts. Nova Et Vetera 4:747-760.score: 330.0
    Employs speech-act theory (a) to support the notion that biblical authors (not just their texts) are inspired and to (b) to make some points about how we ought to react to scripture—in a nutshell, scriptural passages vary in their illocutionary force, so appropriate responses will vary as well.
     
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  14. Karl Schuhmann & Barry Smith (1990). Elements of Speech Act Theory in the Work of Thomas Reid. History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1):47 - 66.score: 323.0
    The idea of a theory of speech acts, when taken in its strict sense,1 has been employed of late to indicate a bundle of theories growing out of J. L. Austin’s How to Do Things with Words of 1962. John Searle’s book Speech Acts, published in 1969, is undoubtedly the most conspicuous contribution to this theory to date. With the lapse of time, however, our distance to these fundamental works has become great enough to allow some (...)
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  15. Barry Smith (1987). On the Cognition of States of Affairs. In Kevin Mulligan (ed.), Speech Act and Sachverhalt: Reinach and the Foundations of Realist Phenomenology. Nijhoff.score: 309.0
    The theory of speech acts put forward by Adolf Reinach in his "The A Priori Foundations of the Civil Law" of 1913 rests on a systematic account of the ontological structures associated with various different sorts of language use. One of the most original features of Reinach's account lies in hIs demonstration of how the ontological structure of, say, an action of promising or of commanding, may be modified in different ways, yielding different sorts of non-standard instances of (...)
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  16. Jacques Mœschler (1992). The Pragmatic Aspects of Linguistic Negation: Speech Act, Argumentation and Pragmatic Inference. [REVIEW] Argumentation 6 (1):51-76.score: 300.0
    This paper is an attempt to give a general explanation of pragmatic aspects of linguistic negation. After a brief survey of classical accounts of negation within pragmatic theories (as speech act theory, argumentation theory and polyphonic theory), the main pragmatic uses of negation (illocutionary negation, external negation, lowering and majoring negation) are discussed within relevance theory. The question of the relevance of negative utterance is raised, and a general inferential schema (based on the so-called invited (...)
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  17. FransH Eemeren & Rob Grootendorst (1989). Speech Act Conditions as Tools for Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse. Argumentation 3 (4):367-383.score: 297.0
    According to the pragma-dialectical approach to argumentation, for analysing argumentative discourse, a normative reconstruction is required which encompasses four kinds of transformations. It is explained in this paper how speech act conditions can play a part in carrying out such a reconstruction. It is argued that integrating Searlean insights concerning speech acts with Gricean insights concerning conversational maxims can provide us with the necessary tools. For this, the standard theory of speech acts has to be amended (...)
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  18. Barry Smith (1982). Introduction to Adolf Reinach, ‘On the Theory of the Negative Judgment’”. In , Parts and Moments. Studies in Logic and Formal Ontology. Philosophia Verlag. 289313.score: 294.0
    Reinach’s essay of 1911 establishes an ontological theory of logic, based on the notion of Sachverhalt or state of affairs. He draws on the theory of meaning and reference advanced in Husserl’s Logical Investigations and at the same time anticipates both Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and later speech act theorists’ ideas on performative utterances. The theory is used by Reinach to draw a distinction between two kinds of negative judgment: the simple negative judgment, which is made true by (...)
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  19. Barry Smith (1990). Towards a History of Speech Act Theory. In Armin Burkhardt (ed.), (ed.), Speech Acts, Meanings and Intentions. Critical Approaches to the Philosophy of John R. Searle, 29–61. de Gruyter.score: 290.0
    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 nonstandard aspects of language which (...)
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  20. Peter Alward, Reading, Writing, and Speech Act Theory: Prolegomena to Any Future Logic of Fiction.score: 279.0
    meaning of a proper name is simply its referent.[1] This thesis, however, brings with it a whole host of problems. One particularly thorny difficulty is that of negative existentials, sentences of the form ‘N does not exist’ (where ‘N’ is a proper name). Intuitively, some such sentences are true, but the direct reference theory seems to imply that they must be either false or meaningless. After all, if the meaning of a name is just its referent, then a sentence (...)
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  21. Nebojsa Kujundzic, William Buschert, Nebojsa Kujundzic & William Buschert (1993). Staging the Life-World: Habermas and the Recuperation of Austin's Speech Act Theory. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 23 (1):105–116.score: 279.0
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  22. Karl Schuhmann (1987). Adolf Reinach: An Intellectual Biography. In Kevin Mulligan (ed.), Speech Act and Sachverhalt: Reinach and the Foundations of Realist Phenomenology. Reidel.score: 275.0
    The essay provides an account of the development of Reinach’s philosophy of “Sachverhalte” (states of affairs) and on problems in the philosophy of law, leading up to his discovery of the theory of speech acts in 1913. Reinach’s relations to Edmund Husserl and to the Munich phenomenologists are also dealt with.
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  23. Daniel Vanderveken (forthcoming). Speech Act Theory and Universal Grammar. Manuscrito.score: 273.0
    I will argue that the logical form of illocutionary acts imposes certain formal constraints on the logical structure of a possible natural language as well as on the mind of competent speakers. In particular, certain syntactic, semantic and pragmatic features are universal because they are indispensable. Moreover, in order to perform and understand illocutionary acts, competent speakers and hearers must have certain mental states and abilities which are in general traditionally related to the faculty of reason. (edited).
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  24. Birgitta Dresp-Langley (2009). The Communication Contract and its ten Ground Clauses. Journal of Business Ethics 87 (3):415 - 436.score: 270.0
    Global society issues are putting increasing pressure on both small and large organizations to communicate ethically at all levels. Achieving this requires social skills beyond the choice of language or vocabulary and relies above all on individual social responsibility. Arguments from social contract philosophy and speech act theory lead to consider a communication contract that identifies the necessary individual skills for ethical communication on the basis of a limited number of explicit clauses. These latter are pragmatically binding for (...)
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  25. Nate Charlow (2011). Practical Language: Its Meaning and Use. Dissertation, University of Michiganscore: 270.0
    I demonstrate that a "speech act" theory of meaning for imperatives is—contra a dominant position in philosophy and linguistics—theoretically desirable. A speech act-theoretic account of the meaning of an imperative !φ is characterized, broadly, by the following claims. -/- LINGUISTIC MEANING AS USE !φ’s meaning is a matter of the speech act an utterance of it conventionally functions to express—what a speaker conventionally uses it to do (its conventional discourse function, CDF). -/- IMPERATIVE USE AS PRACTICAL (...)
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  26. Barry Smith (1997). Realistic Phenomenology. In Lester Embree (ed.), Encyclopedia of Phenomenology. Kluwer.score: 270.0
    The tradition of realist phenomenology was founded in around 1902 by a group of students in Munich interested in the newly published Logical Investigations of Edmund Husserl. Initial members of the group included Johannes Daubert, Alexander Pfänder, Adolf Reinach and Max Scheler. With Reinach’s move to Göttingen the group acquired two new prominent members – Edith Stein and Roman Ingarden. The group’s method turned on Husserl’s idea that we are in possession a priori (which is to say: non-inductive) knowledge of (...)
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  27. Karl Schuhmann (2002). The Development of Speech Act Theory in Munich Phenomenology. New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 2:73-92.score: 270.0
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  28. FransH Eemeren & Rob Grootendorst (1989). Argumentation and Speech Act Theory. Argumentation 3 (4):341-343.score: 270.0
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  29. William C. Mann (1988). Dialogue Games: Conventions of Human Interaction. [REVIEW] Argumentation 2 (4):511-532.score: 270.0
    Natural dialogue does not proceed haphazardly; it has an easily recognized “episodic” structure and coherence which conform to a well developed set of conventions. This paper represents these conventions formally in terms related to speech act theory and to a theory of action.The major formal unit, the dialogue game, specifies aspects of the communication of both participants in a dialogue. We define the formal notion of dialogue games, and describe some of the important games of English. Dialogue (...)
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  30. Joshua C. Stone (2010). Triadic to Trinitarian: Kevin J. Vanhoozer's Application of JL Austin's Speech Act Theory. Eleutheria 1 (1):6.score: 270.0
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  31. Joseph Heath (1995). Review Essay : Habermas and Speech-Act Theory Maeve Cooke, Language and Reason: A Study of Habermas's Pragmatics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994). Philosophy and Social Criticism 21 (4):141-147.score: 270.0
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  32. D. D. Todd (1978). Toward a Speech Act Theory of Literary Discourse (Review). Philosophy and Literature 2 (2):269-271.score: 270.0
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  33. Ken Bach (1995). Speech Act Theory. In Audi Robert (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 758.score: 270.0
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  34. Richard S. Briggs (2004). Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation. Ars Disputandi 4.score: 270.0
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  35. Beth Ann Dobie (1998). Speech Act Theory and the Interpretation of Images. In Michael Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.score: 270.0
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  36. Joseph Heath (1995). Review Essay: Habermas and Speech-Act Theory. Philosophy and Social Criticism 21 (4):141-147.score: 270.0
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  37. A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans (2014). Speech Act Theory and the Study of Argumentation. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 36 (1):41-58.score: 270.0
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  38. Fred J. Kauffeld (2006). On Pragma-Dialectic's Appropriation of Speech Act Theory. In F. H. van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser, Haft-van Rees & A. M. (eds.), Considering Pragma-Dialectics: A Festschrift for Frans H. L. Erlbaum Associates. 140.score: 270.0
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  39. Marlies Kronegger (forthcoming). The Impact of Speech-Act Theory and Phenomenology on Proust and Claude Simon. Semiotics:275-279.score: 270.0
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  40. Stephen David Ross (1980). Toward a Speech Act Theory of Literary Discourse. International Studies in Philosophy 12 (1):112-114.score: 270.0
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  41. W. Strube (1986). Recent German-Literature on Speech-Act Theory. Philosophische Rundschau 33 (1-2):56-75.score: 270.0
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  42. Jan Tlustý (2012). Fictional and Factual Autobiography From the Perspective of Speech Act Theory. Organon F 19:179-185.score: 270.0
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  43. Daniel Vanderveken (2007). Speech act theory and universal grammar/Teoria dos atos de fala e gramática universal. Manuscrito 30 (2).score: 270.0
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  44. Edda Weigand (1996). The State of the Art in Speech Act Theory. Pragmatics and Cognition 4 (2):367-406.score: 270.0
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  45. Lead D. Hewitt (forthcoming). Getting Into the (Speech) Act: Autobiography as Theory and Performance. Substance.score: 261.0
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  46. Barry Smith (2014). Document Acts. In Anita Konzelmann-Ziv & Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents. Contributions to Social Ontology. Springer. 19-31.score: 242.0
    The theory of document acts is an extension of the more traditional theory of speech acts advanced by Austin and Searle. It is designed to do justice to the ways in which documents can be used to bring about a variety of effects in virtue of the fact that, where speech is evanescent, documents are continuant entities. This means that documents can be preserved in such a way that they can be inspected and modified at successive (...)
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  47. Ernest Lepore & Herman Cappelen (2005). Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism. Blackwell Pub..score: 241.0
    Insensitive Semantics is an overview of and contribution to the debates about how to accommodate context sensitivity within a theory of human communication, ...
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  48. Barry Smith (2003). John Searle: From Speech Acts to Social Reality. In , John Searle. Cambridge University Press. 1--33.score: 234.0
    We provide an overview of Searle's contributions to speech act theory and the ontology of social reality, focusing on his theory of constitutive rules. In early versions of this theory, Searle proposed that all such rules have the form 'X counts as Y in context C' formula – as for example when Barack Obama (X) counts as President of the United States (Y) in the context of US political affairs. Crucially, the X and the Y terms (...)
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  49. Vincent Blok (2013). The Power of Speech Acts: Reflections on a Performative Concept of Ethical Oaths in Economics and Business. Review of Social Economy 71 (2):187-208.score: 234.0
    Ethical oaths for bankers, economists and managers are increasingly seen as successful instruments to ensure more responsible behaviour. In this article, we reflect on the nature of ethical oaths. Based on John Austin's speech act theory and the work of Emmanuel Levinas, we introduce a performative concept of ethical oaths that is characterised by (1) the existential self-performative of the one I want to be, which is (2) demanded by the public context. Because ethical oaths are (3) structurally (...)
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  50. Adolf Reinach, Karl Schuhmann & Barry (eds.) (1989). Sämtliche Werke. Kritische Ausgabe mit Kommentar. Philosophia.score: 233.0
    This is the critical edition of the collected works of Adolf Reinach, covering his contributions to phenomenology, logic, philosophy of law, and the theory of speech acts.
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