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    Illocutionary rules
    with Robert M. Harnish
    Pragmatics and Cognition 14 (1): 37-52. 2006.
    The idea that speaking a language is a rule‑ governed form of behavior goes back at least to Wittgenstein’s language-game analogy, and can be found most prominently in the work of Searle and Alston. Both theorists have a conception of illocutionary rules as putting illocutionary conditions on utterance acts. We argue that this conception of illocutionary rules is inadequate — it does not meet intuitively plausible conditions of adequacy for the description of illocutionary acts. Nor are illocuti…Read more
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    Acta Philosophica Fennica 69 177-190. 2001.