* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *


LINGUIST List 23.1244

Mon Mar 12 2012

Qs: Need Resources on Speech Act Theory

Editor for this issue: Zac Smith <zaclinguistlist.org>


We'd like to remind readers that the responses to queries are usually best posted to the individual asking the question. That individual is then strongly encouraged to post a summary to the list. This policy was instituted to help control the huge volume of mail on LINGUIST; so we would appreciate your cooperating with it whenever it seems appropriate.

In addition to posting a summary, we'd like to remind people that it is usually a good idea to personally thank those individuals who have taken the trouble to respond to the query.

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.cfm.
Date: 12-Mar-2012
From: Jan Dowell <dowelljanicegmail.com>
Subject: Need Resources on Speech Act Theory
E-mail this message to a friend

Hi. I'm interested in how questions are standardly classified by speech
act theorists.

I'm guessing Searle would classify them as directives, but that doesn't
seem a good classification for a question asked by someone wondering
aloud. I'm sure there is good literature on this...could you help me find
papers that might represent some recent or classic thought on this
topic?


thanks,

Jan Dowell

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics

Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue



Page Updated: 12-Mar-2012

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.