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Fillmore, Charles J. 1973. May we come in? Semiotica 9 : 97–116.
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An attempt to show, through an analysis of the sentence 'May we come in?', that a grammar should not only incorporate considerations on the form of utterances, but also on the function and use of utterances, if it is to be an adequate account of the speaker's knowledge.