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Revision as of 18:13, 8 July 2009

The performative hypothesis is the hypothesis (proposed in Ross 1970), that every sentence is associated with an explicit illocutionary act, i.e. is derived from a deep structure containing a performative verb.

Example

Sentence (ia) is derived from (ib), or perhaps (ic):

(i) a I'll write you next week
    b I claim I'll write you next week
    c I promise I'll write you next week

Links

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • Ross, J.R. 1970. On Declarative Sentences, in:R.A. Jacobs adn P.S. Rosenbaum, eds. Readings in English Transformational Grammar, Ginn: Waltham, Mass
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