Volume 1, April 1991

Problemebenen, Foki, Rekonstruktionen

Louise Röska-Hardy
Pages 72-86

Sprechen, Sprache und Handeln

The idea that saying it are doings is a platitude among speech act theorists. In the following I argue that the assimilations of the speakers intentions, belieft and desires to the linguistic meaning of expression types in J.R. Searles influential speech act theory precludes or explaining saying truely as doings, iE. speciftcly as linguistic actions. An adequate explanation of speech acts must treat linguistic meaning of expression type and the speakers intentions, beliefs and desires as seperate, but coordinate factors in the performance and understanding of linguistic acts.