Slovenian Perfective and Imperfective Explicit Performative Utterances Msc in Logic

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  title={Slovenian Perfective and Imperfective Explicit Performative Utterances Msc in Logic},
  author={Maria Aloni and Daniel Altshuler and Paul Dekker and Frank Veltman and Henk Zeevat and Corien Bary and Lucas Champollion and Cleo Condoravdi and Sven Lauer and Ben M. Sparkes and Anna Szabolcsi and Matthijs Westera and Vincent Homer and Janez Ore{\vs}nik and Ga{\vs}per Ilc and Marko Ur{\vs}i{\vc} and Borut Robic and Hedde Zeijlstra}
}
Utterances of sentences such as I promise to come can in the right circumstances bring about the act named by the main verb, a promise in this case. They are called explicit performative utterances, and in English they typically appear with the simple present tense (perfective aspect) and not with the progressive (?I'm promising to come), a subtype of the imperfective aspect. Slovenian performative utterances are intriguing because a verb like promise can be used both in the perfective and the… CONTINUE READING

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