Speech acts and conversational interaction

Michael L. Geis

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.

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  • 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.

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書名 Speech acts and conversational interaction
著作者等 Geis, Michael L.
書名別名 Speech acts and conversational interaction : toward a theory of conversational competence
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1995
ページ数 xiv, 248 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521464994
NCID BA26356314
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス