Deakin, G. T. A
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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