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Book: Human Communication across Cultures

Chapter: Speech Acts

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27821


This chapter continues the discussion of speaker meaning through the use of speech acts, followed by an introduction to speech act theory and its relationship to felicity conditions. The chapter concludes with a look at cross-cultural speech acts.

Chapter Contributors

  • Vincent Remillard ([email protected] - vremillard) 'Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania'
  • Karen Williams ([email protected] - karenwilliams) 'Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania'