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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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The claim that this is possible has been put forward under the apt label of silencing in the context of Austinian speech act theory.
She covers a formal twist for the same old story, back to the (theoretical) drawing board, identifying and interacting with the addressee, the system behind the noise, the speech act connection: particles of direct address, the vocative and the clause, and ramification--the imperative.
From the viewpoint of speech act, he is simply asking questions regarding Menus' intention to become a lord of the whole world.
Even such divergence, however, is rendered more sharply distinct and legible by reading it through the theoretical model of witchcraft tragedy that this essay offers, and thus reinforces rather than undermines the speech act framework I have employed.
For starters, in order to explore a particular speech act in a cross-cultural perspective, we need to know how it is realised within its own culture.
The SPEECH Act, which allows Americans to block enforcement of foreign defamation judgments on First Amendment grounds, is aimed at discouraging "libel tourism" With written material available worldwide on the Internet, wealthy plaintiffs can easily go forum shopping, choosing the venues where they are most likely to win and making Americans subject to damages under standards that would never pass constitutional muster in the United States.
THIS PAPER IS THE SECOND OF TWO PIECES CONCERNED WITH THE APPLICATION of speech act theory to the critical analysis of draft materials.
some illocutionary acts can be performed by uttering a sentence containing an expression that names the type of speech act.
In "The Choice III" the addressee is not specifically identified, though the physical site of the speech act, the sea shore, is identified.
Philosophers and linguist developed the speech act theory to model human communication but Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence researchers exploited such theory to model communication between software agents.
In contrast, they draw upon pragmatic speech act theory in the philosophy of language to develop an account of informed consent as a communicative transaction: a concrete, norm-bound social transaction by way of speech acts.