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Performing a wish: desiderative assertions and performativity

 

This talk shows that assertions of hearer or speaker desires can be used to bring about conduct-guiding performative effects, like those induced by performatively used modals, and that in such uses they give rise to diverse types of speech acts, just like imperatives.

 
 
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Condoravdi, C.; Lauer, S. Performing a wish: desiderative assertions and performativity. California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics 2; 2009 November 21; Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

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