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Dresner, Eli. 2015. Support and evaluation. Journal of Pragmatics 75 : 89–91.
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The subject of this paper is a form of support, which has received relatively little attention: one person's support of another's action. It is argued that this support type is best explained (leastwise in some cases) as a speech act, and the relations of this kind of speech act to expressions of evaluative judgment are discussed. There is interplay between pragmatic and ethical aspects of public expression.