Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction

Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction

by Michael L. Geis
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 synthesises 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

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ISBN-13:
9780521025294
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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