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Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction - Michael L. Geis

Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction

Hardcover Published: 26th January 1996
ISBN: 9780521464994
Number Of Pages: 264

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This study proposes a new theory of speech acts, Dynamic Speech Act Theory. It is predicated on the assumption that speech act theory, if it is to be of genuine empirical and theoretical significance, must be embedded within a general theory of conversational competence capable of accounting for how we do things with words in naturally occurring conversation, and it synthesizes traditional speech act theory, conversation analysis, and artificial intelligence research in natural language processing.

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"...gives the reader the whole picture from the beginning." Inge Egner, Notes on Linguistics "...much of interest on speech act theory, conversation analysis, and conversational interaction." Jef Verschueren, Anthropological Linguistics "This is an important book. It develops a new, cognitive theory of conversational interaction, Dynamic Speech Act Theory..." Kimary N. Shahin, Canadian Journal of Linguistics

The nature of speech acts
Meaning and force
The structure of communicative interactions
Interactional effects
Indirect speech acts
Conventions of use
The structure of conversation
Utterance generation
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ISBN: 9780521464994
ISBN-10: 0521464994
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 26th January 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56