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  1. A Scholarly Confusion of Tongues, or, is Promising an Illocutionary Act?Friedrich Doerge - 2009 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 5 (1):53-68.
    A scholarly confusion of tongues, or, is promising an illocutionary act? Technical terms, I argued elsewhere, should not be re-defined without a profound reason; for such a re-definition furthers misunderstanding and is therefore undesirable. If my argument is on the right track, then we have reason to acknowledge the original definition of ‘illocutionary acts’ established by John L. Austin; any subsequent re-definition, unless it is specially justified somehow, must count as a terminological mistake. I use this argument, in order to (...)
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