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Performative Linguistics: Speaking and Translating as Doing Things with Words

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J.L. Austin famously distinguished between constative utterances that convey information and performative utterances that perform actions. In this work, Douglas Robinson argues that Austin's distinction can be used to understand linguistic methodologies. Robinson uses Austin's model to introduce a new distinction between constative and performative linguistics. Constative ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published January 23rd 2003 by Routledge (first published December 19th 2002)
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