Towards an Integrated Theory of Grammatical and Pragmatical Meaning

  • Dieter Wunderlich
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 43)


I shall sharply distinguish between utterance acts and speech acts: an utterance act is considered simply as the physical activity of a person which produces phonic or graphic events, whereas a speech act is considered an interpretation of such an activity relative to a particular language system, a particular action system, and the social situation in which utterer and perceiver are involved.


Interaction Condition Individual Attitude Deontic Logic Position Type Action Concept 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Wunderlich
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  1. 1.Universität DüsseldorfGermany

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