Models of Signification and Pedagogy in J. L. Austin, John Searle, and Jacques Derrida

  title={Models of Signification and Pedagogy in J. L. Austin, John Searle, and Jacques Derrida},
  author={Johanna Hartelius},
  journal={Review of Communication},
  pages={23 - 47}
  • J. Hartelius
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Art
  • Review of Communication
John Searle and Jacques Derrida's legendary dispute over J. L. Austin's speech act theory is commonly interpreted as a conflict over first assumptions and/or as an historic engagement between the French-German and American-English philosophical traditions. This essay proposes that from Searle's and Derrida's respective interpretations and deployments of Austin's work alternate pedagogies may be explicated. Searle and Derrida differed in their responses not only to speech act theory itself, but… 

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