Typological peculiarities of illocutionary speech acts: a historical perspective

Тугай, Олександра Миколаївна (2022) Typological peculiarities of illocutionary speech acts: a historical perspective Cogito - Multidisciplinary research journal, 14 (2). pp. 266-294. ISSN 2247- 9384

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This article provides a comprehensive analysis of English illocutionary speech acts' typological peculiarities of utterances-statements in dialogic discourse of Old-, Middle-, and Early Modern English. The research is the first attempt to identify and prove the relevance of English affirmative, imperative, interrogative statements' use as direct, indirect illocutionary speech acts in diachrony. Corpus data of the research are certified and argued in English utterances-statements as the illocutionary speech acts in the paradigm as: assertive or verdictive utterances, directive or exercitive utterances, commissive utterances, expressive or behabiative utterances, declarative or expositive utterances. Illocutionary force intensity feature is characterized by the speaker's intentional purpose in English utterances-statements of illocutionary assertive, directive, commissive, expressive, declarative goals, which actualize different types of illocutionary speech acts as "strong illocutionary force – weak illocutionary force". Direct / indirect illocutionary speech acts are highlighted in the objective / subjective content of an utterance, depending on the illocutionary force and purpose, the syntactic type, and conventionality / unconventionality of the speech acts as "affirmative statements", "imperative statements", "interrogative statements". Peculiarities of English illocutionary speech acts' relevant use in diachrony are outlined as the realization of speaker's intentional verbal proposition, depending on illocutionary paradigm of the main illocutionary verbs in utterancesstatements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: direct / indirect illocutionary speech act; utterance-statement; illocutionary force; illocutionary verb; Old- / Middle- / Early Modern English
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Факультет романо-германської філології > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: доцент Олександра Миколаївна Тугай
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2022 06:01
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2022 06:01
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/43237

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