Analysis of the Speech Acts Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Analysis of the Speech Acts
This paper offers a discussion of the acts of speech.
# 74348 | 1,582 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Sociology (Theory) , Linguistics (General)

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In this article, the writer studies the act of speech. A summary of some key terms within the study of verbal conversation is presented. The writer explores the speech acts and Grice's model of maxims. In this paper, the writer discusses ideal communication and failures of communication. Further, the writer shows how messages are received.

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"Speech allows human beings to accomplish various tasks they feel are necessary to their survival, happiness and self-actualization. Verbal speech acts are usually conducted for communicative purposes and into this category of speech acts falls the construct of verbal conversation. Ideal sustained communicative events in this case, verbal conversations require two or more participants to repeatedly alternate their roles between speaker and listener. The failure of communication is most fundamentally caused by a failure of one of the parties to accept the alternate listening role ... "

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