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ERIC Number: ED125035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 17
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What Are You Saying When You Say Something?
Ehninger, Douglas
This paper provides a brief but broad review of studies in semantics. Particular attention is given to I.A. Richards' analyses of utterances, to value statements which express moral or ethical judgments, and to recent efforts to formulate a logic of contextual implication. J.L. Austin's analysis of performative, or illocutionary, utterances and Searle's analysis of speech acts are discussed also. From this review, it is concluded that the meaning of an utterance is dependent not only on the words used but also on the context, intention, and the rules and conventions governing its type. (AA)
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