For example, in the sentence "The bull is about to charge", the speech act
of warning is an illocutionary act of warning because the speaker can say "I warn you that the bull is about to charge", and a perlocutionary act because it creates a sense of awareness by-product of asserting that the bull is about to charge depending on the context in which it happens Al-Omari (2007) cited in Bataineh and Aljamal (2014) compared the patterns and realizations of the speech act
of warning by English and Arabic native speakers in responding to a 20-item questionnaire.
If, as we propose in Hypotheses 1a and 1b, Koreans and North Americans tend to use different speech acts
in favor asking, their reasons for choosing the speech act
should be examined.
But it is difficult to understand the performativity of Snowden's speech act
, which is not easily, if at all, classifiable as a judgment, decision, commitment, acknowledgment, or clarification.
The purpose of this study was to describe the speech act
imperative (command) contained in the Qur'an and determine the relationship of linguistic structure and context within the meaning of the imperative or factors affecting the pragmatic meaning that occurs in these verses.
An assertion is defined as a type of speech act
containing a proposition, the proposition that has been asserted by the agent.
Afterwards, Ogiermann (2009) performs a cross-cultural investigation of the speech act
of apology in British English, Polish and Russian with regard to social distance and power of participants.
1998, 'Harmonizing Global Relations: A Speech Act
Theory Analysis of PRForum', Public Relations Review, vol.
The "linguistic turn," and hence the focus on language, speech acts
, and discourses is central to his analysis.
The researchers examine the strategies used to express the speech act
of warning in English by the two groups.
Using the speech act
theory as described in How to Do Things with Words by Austin (1962) and Speech Acts
: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language (1969) by Searle as an investigative tool we will analyse the crucial conversation between the two characters especially Nora's utterances where she uses direct speech acts
and what she reserves by using indirect speech acts
From the viewpoint of speech act
, he is simply asking questions regarding Menus' intention to become a lord of the whole world.
The degree of politeness of each speech act
was then assessed, taking account of the type of politeness strategies and the number of substrategies identified in each one, and considering the dimensions of Power (P), Distance (D) and Imposition or culturally ranked intrinsic threat (R) posed by the FTA, also as proposed by Brown and Levinson (1987, p.
This dynamic pragmatic concept provides one with a realistic understanding of what a real speech act
is and how it functions in discourse.
Analysis of the data shows that the felicity conditions help to determine the directive illocutionary force of a speech act
but rely heavily on the linguistic and contextual elements related with proposition.
The question posed is: Can speech act
theory give insights into how interreligious dialogue works?