Transformations of Illocutionary Acts

Analysis 30 (2):56 - 59 (1969)
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Abstract

Speech-Act analyses of words like 'good', 'true', 'know' and 'probable' were criticised by j.R. Searle in "speech acts". I have tried to show how his criticisms can be met by an analysis in terms of operators on speech acts which 'transform' them into other speech-Acts. I conclude, Not that speech-Act analyses are correct, But that they survive searle's criticism

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Aaron Sloman
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