Speech acts and functions

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742040 | DOI:
Speech acts and functions

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This chapter considers parallel European functionalist approaches to psycholinguistics. It reviews the slightly fragmented history of ideas on language-in-use, as it was developed by Philip Wegener, Alan Gardiner, Karl Bühler, and the Prague School. It emphasizes that these ideas developed mostly on the margins of structuralism and just outside mainstream psychology. Speech acts and functions are also discussed.

Keywords: speech acts; functions; functionalist approaches; history of ideas; language-in-use

Chapter.  14275 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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