Performing a wish: desiderative assertions and performativity

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Event California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics 2, UC Santa Cruz

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Condoravdi, Cleo
Technical Publications
November 21st 2009
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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