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RAJAGOPALAN, Kanavillil. Performativity and the claims of scientificity of modern linguistics. DELTA [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.1, pp.85-103. ISSN 0102-4450.

This paper discusses the claim of the situatedness of research in both theoretical and applied linguistics and some of its implications and argues that it is linked to the performativity of all assertions, including scientific ones. More importantly, I argue that it is the regressive infinity of performativity that makes inevitable the passage from presumably 'dispassionate' research to militancy.

Keywords : situatedness; performativity; linguistics; research.

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