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Forman, Donald. 1974. Uses of declarative sentences. Berkeley studies in Syntax and Semantics 1 (6) : 1–53.
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The traditional analysis of declaratives as being used to give information, it said not to be altogether wrong. Declaratives are all basically representatives; informatives are a major category of representatives; and most declarative indirect speech acts are informative. But the point of a declarative does not have to be to inform. F. gives felicity conditions for different types of declaratives, but he suggests that an adequate description might have to incorporate sequencing rules instead of conditions on single sentences only.