COHI 100 Lecture 102011

COHI 100 Lecture 102011 - Importance of social context,...

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COHI 100 Lecture 10/20/11 03:28 Speech Acts – J.L. Austin Fundamental act of comm Gives basis of how signs are employed in interaction/how language represents and  does Syntax Semantics Pragmatics – how words are used Performatives vs. constantives Performatives: utterances that do something/change world; not just something true or  false in world; could be compliments, complaints, etc. Constantives: old statements that inform about the world about what’s true and false
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Unformatted text preview: Importance of social context, social view of language Particular persons/circumstances need to be appropriate Social conventions play impt role in the achievement of actions thru talk Conversational Analysis Look at how actions take place with respect to coordination among ppl 03:28 03:28...
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