Speech Acts or Communicative Action?

@inproceedings{Dietz1991SpeechAO,
  title={Speech Acts or Communicative Action?},
  author={Jan L. G. Dietz and Guy Widdershoven},
  booktitle={ECSCW},
  year={1991}
}
Systems for supporting communication in organizations should be founded on a theorY of language and communication. A well-known theorY for this purpose is speech act theorY. developed by Austin and Searle. Flores e.a. used this theorY for the design of TH E COORDINATOR. Speech act theorY however has some serious shortcomings which are brought to the fore by Habermas. His examination of Searle's theory leads to the development of an alternative theorY: the theorY of communicative action. In this… CONTINUE READING

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