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Acta Theologica

On-line version ISSN 2309-9089
Print version ISSN 1015-8758

Acta theol. vol.35  suppl.21 Bloemfontein  2015


Diagrams of taxonomy of speech acts - Appendix 1


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Terms and definitions are taken from Bach and Harnish 1979.

a) Communicative illocutionary acts1

These "are acts of expressing attitudes" (1979:116). To express an attitude means for speaker to R(reflexive)-intend the hearer to take speaker's utterance as reason to believe that the speaker has the attitude (1979:15, 57).

b) Conventional illocutionary acts

These speech acts "effect changes in institutional states of affairs" (1979:110). They "are identified by the speaker's utterance and the conditions of utterance, with R-intention unnecessary" (1979:118). "A convention is a mutually recognized means for doing something, counting as such only because mutually recognized" (1979:109).



a) Communicative illocutionary acts





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