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Verschueren, Jef. 1981. The lexicalization of linguistic action. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 7 : 328–335.
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V. describes the dangers of the 'expansionistic' trend which could make pragmatics into the dead end of linguistics, and proposes the study of linguistic action verbials (some of the preliminary results and future perspectives of which are sketched) as one possible explanatory way back.