Publication details [#20926]

Tsohatzidis, Savas L. 1989. Explicit performatives not derivable from Bach-derivations for explicit performatives. Linguistische Berichte 120 : 154–162.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Person as a subject


A study of Bach and Harnish's inferential account of explicit performative utterances. T. argues against the assumptions that these are statements, and that their explicit performativity has to be explianed in terms of inferential processes which are triggered in the mind of the hearer.