Indirect speech acts and intonation
This thesis began as an English-based study of indirect speech acts. Taking the current literature as its starting point, particularly the work of Searle and Wierzbicka, it set out to further investigate and to try to formalize the processes by which everyday speech acts can be manifested via a number of different 'indirect' forms. In particular, this meant carefully relating utterances to the felicity conditions on different speech acts, or relating surface forms to illocutionary...[Show more]
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