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Porta, Andrea La. 1979. Sulla nozione di appropriatezza: Verso una pragmatica formale del linguaggio naturale. Lingua e Stile 14 (2-3) : 255–268.
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In discussing some basic notions of pragmatics, P. distinguishes between utterance-act and utterance-object, utterance-act type and utterance-act token, preconditions of utterance-act types and implicatures of utterance-act tokens. He attempts an analysis of the interactional situation in terms of modal predicates and of possible worlds, stressing the dynamic, context-changing character of linguistic acts.