Speech Act Taxonomy as a Tool for Ethnographic Description

An analysis based on videotapes of continuous behavior in two New York households

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This study is intended to design measures for ethnographic description including speech acts in an etic instrumental approach, oriented toward an analysis of the functions of communicative events in relation to the ongoing stream of behavior. A revised taxonomy of speech acts is applied to an empirical corpus and is shown to produce a systematic set of behavioral measures which are potentially productive for cross-cultural comparison.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, VI:7]  1985.  x, 153 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of Tables
vii
Acknowledgments
ix
1. Introduction
1
1.1. The background of the research
1
1.2. An etic approach to speech acts
4
1.3. The goals and strategy of the study
7
2. The Ethnography of Speaking and the Ethnography of Doing
11
2.1. What emic definitions of speech acts can't do
11
2.2. The limits of emically defined speech events and situations
16
2.3. Speech acts and communicative intentions
21
2.4. The taxonomy of speech acts
26
3. Classifying Speech Acts
37
3.1. Intended effects
46
3.2. Communicative intentions before language
49
3.3. Comprehending speech acts in context
56
3.4. Language devices expressing illocutionary acts
64
4. The Structure of Speech Acts
69
4.1. Address
69
4.2. Motivators
74
4.3. The analysis of modality & modulation
77
4.4. Procedures
91
5. Behavioral Counts of Speech Acts
97
5.1. Defining measures based on the taxonomy of speech acts
97
5.2. Coding Directive and Commissive measures
100
5.3. The other speech act measures
118
5.4. Conclusions
119
Footnotes
125
References
129
Appendix A: Transcript of conversation in one household 5:05 P.M. to 5:19 P.M.
139
Appendix B: Speaking about the day's events: One side of a telephone talk
149
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