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A methodological approach in the comparative analysis of speech act patterns
A methodological approach in the comparative analysis of speech act patterns

Author(s): Deyana Peneva
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Descriptive linguistics
Published by: Шуменски университет „Епископ Константин Преславски“
Keywords: acknowledgements; methodology; pragmatic meaning; speech acts; valency patterns

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims at investigating specific methodological practices for analysing and examining speech act structures in a comparative study (English and Bulgarian). It further focuses on the methodological nomenclature and the related research questions; the exact type of speech act and the respective performative verb characterizing the illocutionary utterance. In that respect the verb ‘accept’ and its relevant grammatical structures in English and Bulgarian were chosen to illustrate the different aspects in the proposed methodological model. The database is taken from BNC (British National Corpus) of spoken language and ten TV broadcasts of a popular Sunday programme (’The Day Starts with Georgi Lyubenov).

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 250-264
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English