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Harris, James F. 1976. A new look at Austin's linguistic phenomenology. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 36 (3) : 384–390.
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H. discusses the problem of how 'jumps' from linguistic evidence to general philosophical conclusions can be justified. Austin's answer: if one considers language from the point of view of speech act analysis, there is no jump necessary because of the unity of action (reality) and language.