Three Approaches to the Study of Speech Acts

Dialogue and Universalism 23 (1):129-141 (2013)
Authors
Maciej Witek
University of Zielona Gora
Abstract
The paper reconstructs and discusses three different approaches to the study of speech acts: (i) the intentionalist approach, according to which most illocutionary acts are to be analysed as utterances made with the Gricean communicative intentions, (ii) the institutionalist approach, which is based on the idea of illocutions as institutional acts constituted by systems of collectively accepted rules, and (iii) the interactionalist approach the main tenet of which is to perform illocutionary acts by making conventional moves in accordance with patterns of social interaction. It is claimed that, first, each of the discussed approaches presupposes a different account of the nature and structure of illocutionary acts, and, second, all those approaches result from one-sided interpretations of Austin’s conception of verbal action. The first part of the paper reconstructs Austin's views on the functions and effects of felicitous illocutionary acts. Thesecond part reconstructs and considers three different research developments in the post-Austinian speech act theory—the intentionalist approach, the institutionalist approach, and the interactionalist approach
Keywords speech acts  Austin  linguistic interaction  institutioanal acts  communicative acts
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/du201323125
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Negative Acts.Stefanov Gheorghe - 2010 - Analele Universitatii Bucuresti - Filosofie (LIX):3-9.
Indirect Speech Acts.Nicholas Asher & Alex Lascarides - 2001 - Synthese 128 (1-2):183 - 228.
Speech and the Social Contract.Roy Turner - 1985 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 28 (1-4):43 – 53.
Failing to Do Things with Words.Nicole Wyatt - 2009 - Southwest Philosophy Review 25 (1):135-142.
Illocutionary Forces and What is Said.M. Kissine - 2009 - Mind and Language 24 (1):122-138.
Speech Acts.Mitchell Green - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Elements of Speech Act Theory in the Work of Thomas Reid.Karl Schuhmann & Barry Smith - 1990 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1):47 - 66.
A Note on J. L. Austin and the Drama.Bryan Magee - 1999 - Philosophy 74 (1):119-121.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-02-16

Total downloads
260 ( #18,105 of 2,293,800 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
29 ( #14,419 of 2,293,800 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature