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Speech Acts
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1. Speech act theory and modern pragmatics

Verbal communication as a form of human action has preoccupied European linguists, more conspicuously since the 19th century (Wilhelm von Humboldt, Karl Bühler, Roman Jakobson, and others), but the first elaborate theory of speech acts appeared only in the second half of the 20th …

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Daniela Rodica Firanescu, “Speech Acts”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0319>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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