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Embedded Performatives
Lee, Chungmin
Language, 51, 1, 105-108, Mar 75
English has two classes of modal deference expressions that may be superordinate to performative verbs. Verbs representing the illocutionary force of a sentence are sometimes embedded in modal constructions whose function is auxiliary to the central illocutionary act. This phenomenon is discussed in this paper. (CK)
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