Publication details [#2270]

Cole, Peter. 1974. Hebrew tense and the performative analysis. Papers from the Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 10 : 73–89.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject


C. discusses properties of the Hebrew tense system to show that superficial main clauses are, in underlying structure, commanded by a higher clause, and that the verb of the higher clause is performative. The paper also contains some notes on the relevance of these facts in determining the role of pragmatics in language.