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Authors/Editors: Fillmore, Charles J.
Title: “May we come in?”
Year: 1973
Pages: pp. 97-116
Publication type: Article in journal
In: Thomas A. Sebeok, Semiotica 9
Language: English
Keyword(s): functionality ; linguistic knowledge ; syntactic theory
Annotation: An attempt to show, through an analysis of the sentence 'May we come in?', that a grammar should not only incorporate considerations on the form of utterances, but also on the function and use of utterances, if it is to be an adequate account of the speaker's knowledge.