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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
Sprechakt
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She discusses the functions and uses a poetry as speech act and literary fact, poetry's readers, and poetry's power to transform the lyric self and relationships.
'These vigilance committees can also help in implementation of Temporary Residents Act, Loud Speaker Act, and Prohibition of Hate Speech Act at local levels but unfortunately the government has not implemented the Vigilance Committees Act 2016 yet due to which there is no monitoring mechanism at union council level to monitor the activities of the local communities and tenants,' he said.
At the core of speech act theory there is the idea that context impacts meaning and consequent action.
* Ethnography and speech act analysis involves encouraging students to become ethnographers and data collectors as well as analyze each speech act in terms of its semantic formulas (4) (Cohen, 2005);
Searle (1979: 28-29) maintains that warning is a speech act which belongs to either directive or assertive syntax.
Apologies and thanks are two types of universal speech act. A speech act refers to a minimal unit of discourse easily transferable from language to language (Coulmas, 1981).
Yet, Austin was not happy to accept that this is all there is to a speech act: to describe a state of affairs.
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 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. This defines a dialogue as essentially a sequence of pairs of moves by each side that are defined by a set of rules.
As each speech act cluster has a corresponding category of rules, so too do they have correlating types of rule.