The body of a theory: contemporaneous signs on speech acts

The English philosopher J. L. Austin's studies have contentious interpretations and appropriations, pointing out to the complexity of his texts and his always fertile contributions. One important set of these interpretations are body studies: these discuss the body as speech acts or the subjectivizing bodily process as performative. My interest is to approximate and to contrast three theoretical signs of those body interpretations and to discuss their theoretical consequences to language studies, in particular to the identity studies.

Speech Acts; J. L. Austin; Body; Identity

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