Protest and speech act theory

Matthew Chrisman*, Graham Hubbs

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract / Description of output

Chrisman and Hubbs distinguish the object, redress, and means of a protest, in order to explain how protests have dual communicative aspects. Second, they use Austin’s notion of a felicity condition to further characterize the dual communicative aspects of protest. Finally, they turn to Kukla and Lance’s idea of a normative functionalist analysis of speech acts to advance the view that protests are a complex speech act constituted by dual input normative statuses and dual output normative statuses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language
EditorsJustin Khoo, Rachel Katharine Sterken
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003164869
ISBN (Print)9781138602434, 9780367759575
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Handbooks in Philosophy


Dive into the research topics of 'Protest and speech act theory'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this