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speech act

n.
An act that is performed by making an utterance, as the issuing of a warning, the making of a promise, or the giving of a greeting.

speech act

n
1. (Logic) an utterance that constitutes some act in addition to the mere act of uttering
2. (Philosophy) an act or type of act capable of being so performed
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Noun1.speech act - the use of language to perform some act
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
congratulation, felicitation - the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
proposal, proposition - the act of making a proposal; "they listened to her proposal"
bid, bidding, command, dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
citation - (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
disagreement - the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
offer, offering - the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"
asking, request - the verbal act of requesting
reply, response - the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
description - the act of describing something
affirmation, assertion, statement - the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
denial - the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"
rejection - the speech act of rejecting
objection - the speech act of objecting
making known, informing - a speech act that conveys information
disclosure, revealing, revelation - the speech act of making something evident
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
naming - the verbal act of naming; "the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"
challenge - a call to engage in a contest or fight
explanation - the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
resignation - the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
Translations
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Warning in this category may serve as an indirect speech act.
As one of the reasons to use apologies and thanks in favor-asking messages is to diminish the face threat associated with the favor asking, we examined what kinds of face threats would predict the different speech act intentions.
It is well known that Austin considers that a speech act involves doing things with words.
In this regard, Fitri, Hilman [3] argues that the speech act imperative to have a different shape depending on the Qur'an so often imperative not use the original meaning but uses a meaning other resulting in a difference of opinion in determining whether related or which is not related to legal matters syar'i.
The introductory chapter defines methodology and theoretical foundations, including approaches from anthropology, sociology, psychoanalysis, speech act and social performance theory, and ethnography of speech.
The formal dialectical approach (Walton and Krabbe, 1995), describes a dialogue as an ordered sequence of moves in which participants take turns in making a move containing a speech act.
Following the goals of CCSARP such as determining the fundamental universalities in addition to the culture-specificity of applying speech act sets, the authors of this study attempt to extract and categorize apology strategies in Sarawani Balochi, a dialect of Balochi which has not been studied yet in the case of its speech acts.
This is the major tenet of speech act theory, with speech acts seen not as simply conveying information but being created for the purposes of action (Neff, 2008).
Crucial here, however, is the claim that the meaning of a speech act or the clout of a language game is determined by looking at the underlying rules.
The claim that this is possible has been put forward under the apt label of silencing in the context of Austinian speech act theory.
We want the government to ban Bodu Bala Sena, ban hate speeches by anyone and also to bring the Anti-Hate Speech Act and implement it.
Wierzbicka (1987: 177-178) claims that "the verb warn stands for a speech act which is extremely common and versatile.