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Ordinary and Spiritually-Charged Discourse in Ancient Mediterranean Texts


In the past fifty years especially, western linguists and philosophers of language have worked to produce an exhaustive analysis of types of discourse. The work of J. L. Austin and J. R. Searle were especially pioneering in this regard, and their development of ‘speech act theory’ laid the groundwork for an enormous body of research that has massive implications for the psychology of cognition and communication

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