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Conte, Maria-Elisabeth. 1972. Vocativo ed imperativo secondo il modello performativo. In Lepschy, Giulio C., ed. Scritti e ricerche di grammatica Italiana. Edizioni Lint. pp. 159–179.
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C. gives four arguments in favor of the performative hypothesis, with reference to: (i) the vocative case; (ii) the subject of imperatives; (iii) some constraints on imperative sentences; (iv) the causal subordinate clauses following an imperative. The choice between a performative and a pragmatic analysis is said to require further empirical evidence.