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LINGUIST List 23.1244

Mon Mar 12 2012

Qs: Need Resources on Speech Act Theory

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Date: 12-Mar-2012
From: Jan Dowell <dowelljanicegmail.com>
Subject: Need Resources on Speech Act Theory
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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


Jan Dowell

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories

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