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Austin (1962)

Speech Act Theory - speech act theory, speech act, logical positivism, performative

"getting things done"

speech act theory for analysing communicative and pragmatic function

speech act goal of the speaker/intention behind what the speaker has said

logical positivism can assign a truth condition to all meaningful utterances

performatives defy a truth-conditional value, all utterances are in fact performatives

Searle (1976)

categorises speech acts in terms of illocutionary point and fitting words to the world relationship.

Bates et al. (1975/76)

pre-linguistic speech acts

(proto)imperative: ‘the insertion of the adult as a means to attaining objects or other goals’ (Bates et al., (1976:51)

(proto)declarative: ‘the use of an object – in giving, pointing, showing – as a means to obtaining attention from the adult’ (Bates et al., (1976:51)

Reeder (1980)

requests and offers

investigated children’s understanding of the construction and associated speech acts at 2;6 and 3;0.

Would you like to play on the train?

Scenario involves a toy (I.e. the train, speaker (S), addressee (A)offer trials: A stands near toy train and S stands a neutral distance from itrequest trials: S stands near the train and A is some distance from it