Quotations as Demonstrations.

@article{Clark1990QuotationsAD,
  title={Quotations as Demonstrations.},
  author={Herbert H. Clark and Richard J. Gerrig},
  journal={Language},
  year={1990},
  volume={66},
  pages={764-805}
}
The theory developed here is that quotations are demonstrations that are component parts of language use. Demonstrations are unlike descriptions in two main ways. They are nonserious rather than serious actions. A person demonstrating a limp isn't actually or really limping. And they depict rather than describe their referents, though they depict only selected aspects of the referents. The demonstrator of the limp depicts some but not all of its aspects. Quotations, we argue, have all the… Expand
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