Get this from a library! How to do things with words. [J L Austin]. Austin delivered lectures at Oxford under the title ‘Words and Deeds’, each year from a partially re- written set of notes, each of which covers. : How to Do Things with Words: Second Edition (The William James Lectures) (): J. L. Austin, J. O. Urmson, Marina Sbisà: Books.
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Austin was one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century. The William James Lectures presented Austin’s hoa in the field to which he directed his main efforts on a wide variety of philosophical problems. These talks became the classic How to Do Things with Words.
For this second edition, the editors have returned to Austin’s original lecture notes, amending the printed text where it seemed necessary. Students will find the new text clearer, and, at the same time, more faithful to the actual lectures.
An appendix contains literal transcriptions of a number of marginal notes made by Austin but not included in the text. Comparison of the text with these annotations provides new dimensions to the study of Austin’s work. n.l.1962
How to Do Things with Words — J. L. Austin, J. O. Urmson, Marina Sbisà | Harvard University Press
It’s worth noting the title is a pun. Austin examines when a speech act is performative and not merely constative: Austin was apparently bothered by the lack of attention yo by philosophers or philologists to whether a “statement” describes truly or falsely, while grammarians point out that there are also Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Harvard University Press Amazon.
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Austin Snippet view – Common terms and phrases achieved apologize argue arise Austin’s notes battle of Alma behabitives betting circumstances commit connexions consequences consider constative utterance contrast conventional course criterion describe descriptive distinction distinguish effect entails equivalent example exercitives explicit performative verbs expositives expression fact feelings give grammatical happy illocution illocutionary act illocutionary force imperative mood implies infelicity insincere intend invoked J.
URMSON John’s children kind language least lecture liable locution Lord Raglan matter means ment merely minimum physical non-verbal off-side opposed performa performative formula performative utterance perhaps perlocution perlocutionary act person singular present phatic act pheme postulate present indicative active procedure protest pure explicit performative purported question rheme rhetic act say I promise seems sense and reference sentence sequel singular present indicative someone speech speech act statement things tion tive true or false truth unhappy uttering the noises verbal verdict void warning words.
Austin was a British philosopher of language.