Speech Acts Present in Kris Aquino's Tweets

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Speech Acts in Kris Aquino’s tweets
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Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for
Sociolinguistics of the
Graduate School of
Ateneo de Davao University

By

Juliet G. Vasay
Dennis C. Jaum

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Ateneo de Davao University

October 24, 2012

Acknowledgements
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The researchers would like to acknowledge and extend their heartfelt gratitude to the following persons: Firstly, their adviser, Dr. Riceli Mendoza for giving them this golden opportunity to work in this research. Secondly, their our family and friends for their encouragement and support. And most especially to God.

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4: 13

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ii Table of Contents -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------iii List of Tables -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------iv

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Introduction ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 1.2 Purpose of the Study---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 1.3 Objective of the Study-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 1.4 Significance of the Study ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 1.5 Scope and limitation of the Study ----------------------------------------------------------- 3 1.6 Definition of Terms ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4 Chapter 2: Review of Related literature

2.1 Austin’s theory of Speech Act -------------------------------------------------------------- 5 2.2 Searle’ theory of Speech Act ---------------------------------------------------------------- 8

Chapter 3: Methology
3.3 Research Design ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10 3.4 Sampling Procedure --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 3.5 Data gathering Procedure -------------------------------------------------------------------- 11

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Chapter 4: Result and Discussion
4.1 Result and Discussion -----------------------------------------------------------------------12

Chapter 5: Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendation
5.1 Summary -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------23 5.2 Conclusions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 5.3 Recommendation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------24 Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------26 Curriculum Vitae ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27

List of Tables

Table 1a. The Speech Act Labels of Kris Aquino’s Tweets ( July 1, 2012) Table 1b. The Speech Act Labels of Kris Aquino’s Tweets ( July 31, 2012) Table 1c. The Speech Act Labels of Kris Aquino’s Tweets ( August 1, 2012) Table 1d. The Speech Act Labels of Kris Aquino’s Tweets ( August 31, 2012) Table 1e. The Speech Act Labels of Kris Aquino’s Tweets (September 1, 2012) Table 1f. The Speech Act Labels of Kris Aquino’s Tweets ( September 30, 2012) Table 1g. The Speech Act Labels of Kris Aquino’s Tweets ( October 1, 2012)

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Chapter 1
Introduction
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Language is one of the most significant products of the human race. It is a powerful device for communication and a...
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