Speech Acts And Conversational Interaction by Michael L. GeisSpeech Acts And Conversational Interaction by Michael L. Geis

Speech Acts And Conversational Interaction

byMichael L. Geis

Paperback | March 30, 2006

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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.
Title:Speech Acts And Conversational InteractionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 30, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052102529X

ISBN - 13:9780521025294

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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; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"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