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Table of contents
Analytical Philosophy (Ordinary language philosophy)
John L. Austin
Rebecca Clift, Paul Drew and Ian Hutchby
Pieter Muysken and Geneviève Escure
Critical Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis
Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt
Robin T. Lakoff
Andreas H. Jucker
Felix K. Ameka
Speech Act Theory
Jürgen Van de Walle, Dominique Willems and Klaas Willems
Jocelyne Vincent Marrelli