This chapter examines the idea that an ordinary sentence is spoken — either actually produced, or just intended/recovered — in seemingly sub-sentential speech. It discusses the idea that ‘shorthand’ in some sense is at work. What emerges is that it is very implausible to maintain that an ordinary sentence is produced in these cases, and that the only senses in which ‘shorthand’ might truly be at work are ones that restate, rather than reject, premise one outlined in chapter 1: namely, that speakers genuinely can utter ordinary words and phrases in isolation, and thereby perform full-fledged speech acts
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