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Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction (Hardback)
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Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 14/12/1995
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This book unites speech act theory and conversation analysis to advance a theory of conversational competence. 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 can usefully be seen as a synthesis of traditional speech act theory, conversation analysis, and artificial intelligence research in natural language processing. Michael L. Geis analyses a variety of naturally occurring conversations, presenting them within a framework of computational interest and within discourse representation theory. In particular, he offers an explicit mapping of semantic and pragmatic (i.e. speech-act-theoretic) meaning features and politeness features into so-called conventionalized indirect speech act forms.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521464994
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...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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