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Garner, Richard T. 1968. Utterances and acts in the philosophy of J.L. Austin. Noûs 2 : 209–227.
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G. argues that Austin uses the word 'utterance' in at least two distinct ways and he proposes some terminological distinctions, viz. between utterance acts, utterance objects, sentence acts, sentence objects, illocutionary acts, illocutionary objects and between types and tokens (a distinction to be applied to all the foregoing terms). He also discusses Austin's abandonment of the performative-constative distinction and his conception of a statement.