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Speech Act

Speech Act By: Janice Widjajakusuma – 2013008114 Speech acts is an utterance that has formative function in language and communication. As what I have learned earlier in class, there are apologize and complaint as example for speech acts. Below I will give some other verb of speech acts that people often use together with the definition and example so we can see the difference between each verb. |Speech Acts Verb |Definition ...

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Linguistics Study Guide

the sorts of rules of language use cultures usually provide for speakers. 3. Define, compare and contrast speech act, speech event, speech situation, and speech network. 4. Compare and contrast the definitions of speech community provided by 20th century researchers. 5. Outline the main features of speech act theory. 6. Describe the different types of illocutionary speech acts proposed by Austin and Searle. 7. Compare and contrast the rules of language use in formal and informal settings...

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The Rover by Aphra Behn: Analysis of a Fragment

 FRAGMENT FROM “THE ROVER” BY APHRA BEHN In this assignment it is going to be analyzed a fragment from the play “The Rover” by Aphra Behn. To set it properly in the general context: this piece of story takes place almost at the end (act V). It refers to the moment in which Florinda and Belvile are getting married, and Willmore is told to stand guard in case that Don Pedro might appear. Referring now only to the fragment, it is set in the corridor of Blunt’s house, although this is not...

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Politeness Amongst Cultures

Politeness is certainly valued amongst all cultures; however what it means to be polite varies from culture to culture. What may be considered as a common act of politeness in one society may be completely foreign and unheard of in another. Politeness is usually conveyed through verbal communication; however even the morphological structure of a sentence can often express politeness. This essay will discuss how various linguistic devices and the use of politeness in particular interactions differs...

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Function of Speech Acts

Functions of Speech Acts in a Dialogue Introduction The dialogue analyzed in this paper is about two foreign students who have lunch in a restaurant. They sit next to each other at a counter and wait to be served. They do not know each other, but because the wait is too long they get bored. So, the older student, Maria, who is 19-year-old and comes from Venezuela, turns over the person sitting next to her and starts a conversation with a younger 18-year-old student, Ali, who comes from Saudi...

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Discourse Analysis

vocal, or sign language use or any significant semiotic event. The objects of discourse analysis — discourse, writing, conversation, communicative event, etc. — are variously defined in terms of coherent sequences of sentences, propositions, speech acts or turns-at-talk. Contrary to much of traditional linguistics, discourse analysts not only study language use 'beyond the sentence boundary', but also prefer to analyze 'naturally occurring' language use, and not invented examples. Text linguistics is...

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Communicative Competence

Institute of Southern Punjab Multan COMPETENCE: Ability to satisfy complex demands. COMMUNICATION: Communication is commonly defined as "the interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs". COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE: Ability to use the language correctly and appropriately to accomplish communication goals. The desired outcome of the language learning process is the ability to communicate competently, not the ability...

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Discourse Analysis

underlying social structures, which may be assumed or played out within the conversation or text. It concerns the sorts of tools and strategies people use when engaged in communication (also known as linguistic repertoires), such as slowing one's speech for emphasis, use of metaphors, choice of particular words to display effect, and so on. One example would be in the analysis of power relations. The investigator attempts to identify categories, themes, ideas, views, roles, and so on, within the...

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Communicative Competence

* Ability of connecting sentences * Intersentential Relationships Discourse Competence  Bachman (1990) REMEMBER Locutionaryact: Performance of an utterance “It’s cold in here.” Illocutionary act: Intended meaning [The windows is open. So I should close it.] Perlocutionary act: Consequences of the utterance (whether intended or not) [Someone closes the window.] * Dialect * Register * Naturalness * Cultural References * Vocabulary * Morphology * Syntax ...

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The Pragmatic Aspect of Syntax. the Theory of Speech Acts

Report The pragmatic aspect of syntax. The theory of speech acts Facts and we considered the most important aspects of this essay such as :pragmatics, syntax and speech act theory. The process of realization of language units in speech was viewed through the comparison of language and speech as a potential system of signs. Pragmatic investigations cover the fields of both linguistics and philosophy. In language...

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