Michael J. Hußmann

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Usnal plan-based approaches to speech act interpreta-tiott require that perib~zning a speech act implies its suc-ces:s. These approaches are thus useless for describing failing illecut~onary or perlocutionary acts. We propose an t~lternatiw~ plan-based view of speech acts centered around the notion of trying to do-as opposed to actually doing-an action.(More)
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