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Licea-Haquet, G.L., E.P. Velásquez-Upegui, T. Holtgraves and M. Giordano. 2019. Speech act recognition in Spanish speakers. Journal of Pragmatics 141 : 44–56.
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There are no odds in the recognition rate between directive, assertive, commissive, and expressive speech acts in Spanish speakers. Spanish speakers can automatically identify speech acts in utterances. The skill to identify speech acts is related to overall cognitive capacity and explicit mental state argumentation.