Illocutionary Acts and Sentence Meaning [Book Review]

Philosophical Review 111 (1):152 (2002)
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Abstract

In this book, Alston articulates and argues for a use-based and normative account of sentence meaning. He proposes that sentence meaning consists in illocutionary act potential, the usability of a sentence for the performance of a certain illocutionary act type. This potential is itself explained in terms of illocutionary rules, normative rules governing the acceptable use of sentences.

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