Speech acts and pragmatics
"Understanding Poetic Speech Acts." College English 36 (1975): 632–39.
Reprinted in Linguistic Perspectives on Literature. Ed. M. K. L.
Ching, M. C. Haley, and R. F. Lunsford. London: Routledge, 1980. 295–304.
Reprinted in Linguistics at Work: A Reader of Applications. Ed.
Dallin D. Oaks. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998.
"Beyond a Speech-Act Theory of Literary Discourse" (review essay). MLN
92 (1977): 1081–98.
"Describing and Interpreting as Speech Acts." Journal of Aesthetics
and Art Criticism 36 (1978): 483–85.
"Grice's 'Implicature' and Literary Interpretation:
Background and Preface." Twentieth Annual Meeting, Midwest Modern Language
Association, Minneapolis, MN, 2–4 Nov. 1978.
"The Classification of Cooperative Illocutionary Acts." Language in
Society 8 (1979): 1–14. Abstract.
Reprinted (abridged) in Rhetoric 78: Proceedings of Theory of Rhetoric,
An Interdisciplinary Conference. Ed. Robert L. Brown, Jr., and Martin
Steinmann. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies
in Language, Style, and Literary Theory, 1979. 131–41.
"How to Play Games With Words: Speech-Act Jokes." Journal of Literary
Semantics 9 (1980): 20-29. Abstract.
"Speech Acts and the Law." Language Use and the Uses of Language.
Ed. Roger W. Shuy and Anna Shnukal. Washington: Georgetown University Press,
1980. 245–56. Abstract.
"What Kind of Speech Act is Interpretation?" Poetics 10 (1981):
"Pragmatics in Wonderland." Rhetoric, Literature, and Interpretation.
Ed. Harry R. Garvin and Steven Mailloux. Bucknell Review 28:2. Lewisburg:
Bucknell University Press, 1983. 165–84. Abstract.
"Performative Utterance, the Word of God, and the Death of the Author."
41 (1988): 27–40. Abstract.
"The Law of Signatures." Law and Aesthetics. Ed. Roberta Kevelson.
New Studies in Aesthetics 11. New York: Lang, 1992. 227–43. Abstract.
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