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Performative Linguistics: Speaking and Translating as Doing Things with Words

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In this book, Douglas Robinson introduces a new distinction between 'constative' and 'performative' linguistics, arguing that Austin's distinction can be used to understand linguistic methodologies. Constative linguistics, Robinson suggests, includes methodologies aimed at 'freezing' language as an abstract sign system, while performative linguistics explores how language ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published January 23rd 2003 by Routledge (first published December 19th 2002)
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