The Applied Analysis of Speech Act Theory in College English Teaching
Available Online May 2017.
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- college English; speech act theory; applied analysis.
- The locutionary act is a speaking activity, which is a vocal behavior, and its contents can be sentences, phrases, words and so on to express a certain concept or meaning. The illocutionary act is an act carried out by speaking, which involves the speaker' intention, such as assertion, doubt, order, description, explanation, apology, thanks and so on. The perlocutionary act is the effect of words for the listener, such as making someone angry or successfully persuading someone to do something. The following illustrates how these three different speech acts are organically linked through a concrete example: Suppose John was preparing to go out at night in cold weather; the mother said to him, "John, it's very cold outside." "the sentence itself that mother said (according to the requirements of English, the sound compose word, the word compose the sentence, and say with the correct tone) is locutionary act; the intention that mother said this sentence was to ask John to wore coat and then went out, this is illocutionary act; John heard the words of the mother, wore a coat and then go out, and that is perlocutionary act. It can be seen from the description of this above example that the locutionary act analyzes the literal meaning expressed by the speakers' words, this is literal meaning, the illocutionary act analyzes the implicit true meaning of the speaker's through literal meaning, that is implication, perlocutionary act analyze that the speaker' intention are understood by the listener and produce the effect, that is perlocutionary effect.
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TY - CONF AU - Yan Zhang PY - 2017/05 DA - 2017/05 TI - The Applied Analysis of Speech Act Theory in College English Teaching BT - 3rd International Symposium on Social Science (ISSS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 167 EP - 171 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-17.2017.37 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-17.2017.37 ID - Zhang2017/05 ER -