Performative Linguistics: Speaking and Translating as Doing Things with Words

Performative Linguistics: Speaking and Translating as Doing Things with Words

Douglas Robinson


during this publication, Douglas Robinson introduces a brand new contrast among 'constative' and 'performative' linguistics, arguing that Austin's contrast can be utilized to appreciate linguistic methodologies. Constative linguistics, Robinson indicates, comprises methodologies aimed toward 'freezing' language as an summary signal method, whereas performative linguistics explores how language is used or 'performed' in these speech occasions. Robinson then checks his speculation at the act of translation.
Drawing on a number language students and theorists, Performative Linguistics consolidates the numerous disparate action-approaches to language right into a new paradigm for the examine of language.

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