Speech Acts and Speech Act Verbs
(4,912 words)

1. Introduction

Suppose that Speaker A says to B:




Míngtiān    dào  wǒ   jiā       hē       jiǔ         qù.


tomorrow  to     1sg  house  drink  alcohol  go


‘Tomorrow, come to my house to have a drink.’

Given the right circumstances (e.g., Speaker A is si…

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Yueguo GU, “Speech Acts and Speech Act Verbs”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000394>
First published online: 2015

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