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Contaduría y administración

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GALICIA OSUNA, David. The constative and performative statements in the administrative discourse for the constructions of profit organizations. Contad. Adm [online]. 2012, vol.57, n.4, pp.79-105. ISSN 0186-1042.

This essay's objective is to show, from the semiotic and pragmatic points of view, two types of statements that make up the administrative discourse: constative statements and non constative statements. The latter allow us to speak of intentionality in building profitable organizations, which holds us accountable for them, but also of its possible renovation into a more humane sense, as Aktouf Omar says. My proposal is that there are two types of statements that make up the administrative discourse: constative or verification statements, and mainly, performative statements (Austin, 1971); the former seek truth, the latter, from a pragamatic perspective, (Rorty, 1993), seek effectiveness (Searle, 1999) to build an organization.

Keywords : administrative discourse; constative and performative sentences.

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