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Harnish, Robert M. 1983. Pragmatic derivations. Synthese 54 (3) : 325–373. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00877685
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Language as a subject
Person as a subject
An attempt to give a 'speech act schema' for linguistic communication (introduced in Bach and Harnish (1979: 'Linguistic communication and speech acts')) which is based on a system of inferential strategies some descriptive content with respect to English. It is suggested that correlations of form, function and fit play a central role in accounting for understanding literal and direct communication.