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Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction

Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction

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  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521464994

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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.

    • Proposes a new theory of speech acts
    • Synthesises traditional speech act theory, conversation analysis, and artificial intelligence research
    • Offers a foundation for a theory of conversational competence
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    " 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521464994
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 157 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.555kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The nature of speech acts
    2. Meaning and force
    3. The structure of communicative interactions
    4. Interactional effects
    5. Indirect speech acts
    6. Conventions of use
    7. The structure of conversation
    8. Utterance generation

  • Author

    Michael L. Geis, Ohio State University

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