Date of Award

11-1972

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

Supervisor

R. Preston

Co-Supervisor

R. Landes

Language

English

Committee Member

J. Hitchcock

Abstract

The claim is made that a theory of performance must include theories of communicative or cultural competence. A theory of performance will model the interlocking of related but distinct communicative competences.

Some hypotheses concerning the relationship of language and culture are considered briefly. The concepts of competence and performance as used currently in linguistic analysis are disoussod in the light of the competence-performance distinction, and evidence gathered from this discussion as to the nature of a theory of performance.

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