Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Studies

Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Studies Author
ISBN-10 9781412905589
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Publisher SAGE Publications, Inc
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Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Criticism offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.

offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.



Speech Act Performance: Theoretical, empirical and methodological issues (Language Learning & Language Teaching)

Speech Act Performance: Theoretical, empirical and methodological issues (Language Learning & Language Teaching) Author
ISBN-10 9789027219909
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Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company
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Speech acts are an important and integral part of day-to-day life in all languages. In language acquisition, the need to teach speech acts in a target language has been demonstrated in studies conducted in the field of interlanguage pragmatics which indicate that the performance of speech acts may differ considerably from culture to culture, thus creating communication difficulties in cross-cultural encounters. Considering these concerns, the aim of this volume is two-fold: to deal with those theoretical approaches that inform the process of learning speech acts in particular contextual and cultural settings; and, secondly, to present a variety of methodological proposals, grounded on research-based ideas, for the teaching of the major speech acts in second/foreign language classrooms. This volume is a valuable theoretical and practical resource not only for researchers, teachers and students interested in speech act learning/teaching but also for textbook writers wishing to have an informed opinion on the pedagogical implications derived from research on speech act performance.



The New Articulate Executive: Look, Act and Sound Like a Leader

The New Articulate Executive: Look, Act and Sound Like a Leader Author Granville N. Toogood
ISBN-10 9781260026658
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Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
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The bestselling guide to communicating authentically and effectively in today’s business landscape

In the age of social media, email, and texting, the spoken word resonates with people more powerfully than ever. Master the art of face-to-face communication, and you’ll be the stand-out leader in your organization.

No one understands this better than Granville Toogood, who has trained some of today’s most successful business leaders. The gold standard of powerful corporate communication, The Articulate Executive reveals the author’s winning methods. Taken right from Toogood’s acclaimed workshops, the proven, step-by-step techniques detailed here will help you:

  *   Position yourself as the leader in your industry
  *   Command any venue and engage any audience
  *   Make a strong impression using the “8-second rule”
  *   Speak with the confidence of a seasoned CEO
  *   Deliver presentations that impress any audience

Communication tools like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook are just that: tools. They’re useful, but they alone what get you where you want to be. In order to drive real, measurable results, you have to get in front of people―and wow them. 

Whether you run a large company or lead a small team, drive multi-million-dollar sales or just launched your first startup―The Articulate Executive is packed with the expert advice, tried-and-true techniques, and hands-on exercises you need to speak and act like the professional you are.



Performative Linguistics: Speaking and Translating as Doing Things with Words

Performative Linguistics: Speaking and Translating as Doing Things with Words Author Douglas Robinson
ISBN-10 9780415753999
Release 2014-04-03
Publisher Routledge
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In this book, Douglas Robinson introduces a new distinction between 'constative' and 'performative' linguistics, arguing that Austin's distinction can be used to understand linguistic methodologies. Constative linguistics, Robinson suggests, includes methodologies aimed at 'freezing' language as an abstract sign system, while performative linguistics explores how language is used or 'performed' in those speech situations. Robinson then tests his hypothesis on the act of translation.
Drawing on a range of language scholars and theorists, Performative Linguistics consolidates the many disparate action-approaches to language into a new paradigm for the study of language.



Performativity and Performance (Essays from the English Institute)

Performativity and Performance (Essays from the English Institute) Author
ISBN-10 9780415910552
Release 1995-11-30
Publisher Routledge
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From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what "performance" is all about. At the same moment, "performativity"--a new concept in language theory--has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.



Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture

Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture Author
ISBN-10 9780802098030
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Publisher University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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With contributions from leading Romanticist scholars who draw on literary history, performance studies, philosophy, linguistics, and anthropology, Spheres of Action examines the significant intersections between language and performance during the Romantic period. These essays consider cultural phenomena such as elocution and political oratory, newspaper journalism, public mourning, the function of gesture and clothing in theatre - even a long-distance walking contest. They examine the problematic relationships among action, agency, and language in a variety of cultural institutions and media from the era.



Exploring aspects of public speaking and body language, these essays propose that understanding the culture and institutions of the Romantic period requires nuanced approaches to performance and agency. The collection also studies the ways in which the Romantics discovered both the potency and limitations of performativity.



Presenting a boldly multifaceted portrait of Romantic culture, Spheres of Action is essential reading for Romanticists, historians, and scholars with interests in language and performance.



The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer

The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer Author Patsy Rodenburg
ISBN-10 9780312295141
Release 2002-08-17
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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In The Actor Speaks, Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor's voice and it's destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.



Performance: A Critical Introduction

Performance: A Critical Introduction Author Marvin Carlson
ISBN-10 9780415299268
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Publisher Routledge
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This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted by ethnographers, anthropologists, linguists, and cultural theorists. Topics covered include:
*the evolution of performance art since the 1960s
*the relationship between performance, postmodernism, the politics of identity, and current cultural studies
*the recent theoretical developments in the study of performance in the fields of anthropology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and technology.
With a fully updated bibliography and additional glossary of terms, students of performance studies, visual and performing arts or theatre history will welcome this new version of a classic text.



Pygmalion - starring Shannon Cochran and Nicholas Pennell (Audio Theatre Series)

Pygmalion - starring Shannon Cochran and Nicholas Pennell (Audio Theatre Series) Author Roslyn Alexander
ISBN-10 9781580810326
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Publisher L. A. Theatre Works
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The distinguished yet misanthropic and perhaps misogynistic linguist Henry Higgins teaches a common flower girl to speak and act like a lady and, to his own great surprise, falls in love with her.



The Norms of Assertion: Truth, Lies, and Warrant (Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy)

The Norms of Assertion: Truth, Lies, and Warrant (Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy) Author R. McKinnon
ISBN-10 9781137521712
Release 2015-06-29
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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When we make claims to each other, we're asserting. But what does it take to assert well? Do we need to know what we're talking about? This book argues that we don't. In fact, it argues that in some special contexts, we can lie.



Speech Act Performance

Speech Act Performance Author Alicia Martínez Flor
ISBN-10 9789027219893
Release 2010
Pages 277
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Speech acts are an important and integral part of day-to-day life in all languages. In language acquisition, the need to teach speech acts in a target language has been demonstrated in studies conducted in the field of interlanguage pragmatics which indicate that the performance of speech acts may differ considerably from culture to culture, thus creating communication difficulties in cross-cultural encounters. Considering these concerns, the aim of this volume is two-fold: to deal with those theoretical approaches that inform the process of learning speech acts in particular contextual and cultural settings; and, secondly, to present a variety of methodological proposals, grounded on research-based ideas, for the teaching of the major speech acts in second/foreign language classrooms. This volume is a valuable theoretical and practical resource not only for researchers, teachers and students interested in speech act learning/teaching but also for textbook writers wishing to have an informed opinion on the pedagogical implications derived from research on speech act performance.



Speech Act Performance

Speech Act Performance Author Leslie M. Beebe
ISBN-10 OCLC:223030537
Release 1985
Pages 46
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Speech Act Theory and Pragmatics

Speech Act Theory and Pragmatics Author John Searle
ISBN-10 9789400989641
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 320
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In the study of language, as in any other systematic study, there is no neutral terminology. Every technical term is an expression of the assumptions and theoretical presuppositions of its users; and in this introduction, we want to clarify some of the issues that have surrounded the assumptions behind the use of the two terms "speech acts" and "pragmatics". The notion of a speech act is fairly well understood. The theory of speech acts starts with the assumption that the minimal unit of human communica tion is not a sentence or other expression, but rather the performance of certain kinds of acts, such as making statements, asking questions, giving orders, describing, explaining, apologizing, thanking, congratulating, etc. Characteristically, a speaker performs one or more of these acts by uttering a sentence or sentences; but the act itself is not to be confused with a sentence or other expression uttered in its performance. Such types of acts as those exemplified above are called, following Austin, illocutionary acts, and they are standardly contrasted in the literature with certain other types of acts such as perlocutionary acts and propositional acts. Perlocutionary acts have to do with those effects which our utterances have on hearers which go beyond the hearer's understanding of the utterance. Such acts as convincing, persuading, annoying, amusing, and frightening are all cases of perlocutionary acts.



Speech Acts Across Cultures

Speech Acts Across Cultures Author Susan Gass
ISBN-10 9783110219289
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 356
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This book investigates the notion of Speech Act from a cross-cultural perspective. The starting point for this book is the assumption that speech acts are realized from culture to culture in different ways and that these differences may result in communication difficulties that range from the humorous to the serious. Importantly, a recurring theme in this volume has to do with the need to verify the form, the function and the constraining variables of speech acts as a prerequisite for dealing with them in the classroom. The book deals with three major areas of Speech Act research: 1) Methodological Issues, 2) Speech Acts in a second language, and 3) Applications. In the first section authors discuss general issues of methodology and present data in an effort to detail the efficacy of different methodologies. Research clearly shows the effect of methodology on the results. This section is followed by a discussion of specific speech acts, including speech acts and strategy use that have as their goal the creation and maintenace of solidarity (i.e. greetings, compliments, apologies) and speech acts that involve face-threatening acts (i.e.complaints, favor-asking, suggestions). In the final section, authors consider applications of speech act research within the context of advertising and business relationships.



Speech Acts Across Cultures

Speech Acts Across Cultures Author Susan Gass
ISBN-10 9783110219289
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 356
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This book investigates the notion of Speech Act from a cross-cultural perspective. The starting point for this book is the assumption that speech acts are realized from culture to culture in different ways and that these differences may result in communication difficulties that range from the humorous to the serious. Importantly, a recurring theme in this volume has to do with the need to verify the form, the function and the constraining variables of speech acts as a prerequisite for dealing with them in the classroom. The book deals with three major areas of Speech Act research: 1) Methodological Issues, 2) Speech Acts in a second language, and 3) Applications. In the first section authors discuss general issues of methodology and present data in an effort to detail the efficacy of different methodologies. Research clearly shows the effect of methodology on the results. This section is followed by a discussion of specific speech acts, including speech acts and strategy use that have as their goal the creation and maintenace of solidarity (i.e. greetings, compliments, apologies) and speech acts that involve face-threatening acts (i.e.complaints, favor-asking, suggestions). In the final section, authors consider applications of speech act research within the context of advertising and business relationships.



Speech Acts

Speech Acts Author John R. Searle
ISBN-10 052109626X
Release 1969-01-02
Pages 203
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Written in an outstandingly clear and lively style, this 1969 book provokes its readers to rethink issues they may have regarded as long since settled.



Geography Speaks Performative Aspects of Geography

Geography Speaks  Performative Aspects of Geography Author Rob Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781317128861
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 198
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Geography Speaks is an investigation of how geography is informed by speech act theory and performativity. Starting with a critical analysis of how J.L. Austin's speech act theory probed the permeability between fact and fiction, it then assesses oppositional interpretations by John Searle and Jacques Derrida, and in doing so, it explores the fictional aspects within scientific knowledge. The book then focuses on five key aspects of the geographical discipline and analyses them using the theories of speech acts and performance: the performative aspects of the creation of place; speech act performances and geopolitics; acts of cartographical construction as variations of speech act performance; the performative aspects of the creation of public and private space, and, finally; the history of the discipline as a sequence of performative acts that attempt to establish geography as being constitutive of this or that type of disciplinary method or scientific viewpoint. Geography Speaks is an interdisciplinary text with a distinct and clear focus on cultural geography while also synthesizing into geography ideas germane to historiography, the philosophy of language, the history of science, and comparative literature.



Essays in Speech Act Theory

Essays in Speech Act Theory Author Daniel Vanderveken
ISBN-10 9027250944
Release 2002
Pages 345
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Any study of communication must take into account the nature and role of speech acts in a broad context. This book addresses questions such as: - What do we mean? - How do we say it? and - How is it understood? in the broad context of universal, socio-cultural and psychological issues that bear on human communication. It presents an overview of current issues in speech act theory that are at the center of human and social sciences dealing with language, thought and action, building on John Searle's famous article 'How Performatives Work' (included in this book). The contributions by linguists, psychologists, computer scientists, and philosophers thus address issues of communication that are crucial in conversation analysis, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, psychology and philosophy, and a general understanding of how we communicate. The book is suitable for courses with an extensive bibliography for further reading and an Index.



Interlanguage Pragmatics

Interlanguage Pragmatics Author Gabriele Kasper
ISBN-10 019536211X
Release 1993-08-05
Pages 264
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As a field of inquiry, interlanguage pragmatics reflects the growing interest in recent years in understanding the social and pragmatic aspects of second language acquisition. Interlanguage Pragmatics offers an up-to-date synthesis of current research in the field, documenting from diverse perspectives the development, comprehension, and production of pragmatic knowledge in a second language. The book consists of three sections. The first concerns cognitive approaches to interlanguage pragmatic development; the second, interlanguage speech act realization of a variety of speech acts; and the third, discoursal perspectives on interlanguage. Each section is prefaced by an introduction by the editors which provides relevant theoretical and methodological background. The editors' general introduction offers a critical overview of the issues currently debated. This book is the first to exclusively address the pragmatic dimension in second language acquistion, presenting a state-of-the-art view of the field and outlining directions for future research.



From Utterances to Speech Acts

From Utterances to Speech Acts Author Mikhail Kissine
ISBN-10 9781107328341
Release 2013-03-14
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Most of the time our utterances are automatically interpreted as speech acts: as assertions, conjectures and testimonies; as orders, requests and pleas; as threats, offers and promises. Surprisingly, the cognitive correlates of this essential component of human communication have received little attention. This book fills the gap by providing a model of the psychological processes involved in interpreting and understanding speech acts. The theory is framed in naturalistic terms and is supported by data on language development and on autism spectrum disorders. Mikhail Kissine does not presuppose any specific background and addresses a crucial pragmatic phenomenon from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is a valuable resource for academic researchers and graduate and undergraduate students in pragmatics, semantics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of language.



Speech Acts in Argumentative Discussions

Speech Acts in Argumentative Discussions Author Frans H. van Eemeren
ISBN-10 9783110846089
Release 1984-01-01
Pages 221
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Foundations of Speech Act Theory

Foundations of Speech Act Theory Author S.L. Tsohatzidis
ISBN-10 9781134866984
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 512
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Foundations of Speech Act Theory investigates the importance of speech act theory to the problem of meaning in linguistics and philosophy. The papers in this volume, written by respected philosophers and linguists, significantly advance standards of debate in this area. Beginning with a detailed introduction to the individual contributors, this collection demonstrates the relevance of speech acts to semantic theory. It includes essays unified by the assumption that current pragmatic theories are not well equipped to analyse speech acts satisfactorily, and concludes with five studies which assess the relevance of speech act theory to the understanding of philosophical problems outside the area of philosophy of language.



Speech Acts Speakers and Hearers

Speech Acts  Speakers and Hearers Author Henk Haverkate
ISBN-10 9789027280022
Release 1984-01-01
Pages 142
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This study is an inquiry into the pragmatics of speaker and hearer reference. It falls into a theory-based and a description-based part. The former covers three topics: (a) the categories of speaker and hearer as opposed to the category of nonparticipants in the speech act; (b) the interactional roles of speaker and hearer as defined by the illocutionary point of the speech act and the preconditions underlying its successful performance; (c) the decomposition of the speech act as a model for describing strategies in verbal interaction. The object of the descriptive part of this study is to survey the different realizations of the categories of speaker and hearer reference and the strategic effects speakers intend to bring about by employing them. For this purpose, a language-specific analysis is applied to the system of speaker and hearer reference in Peninsular Spanish. For the sake of homogeneity, Peninsular Spanish is also chosen as the object language for the discussion of the general language phenomena which are treated in the theoretical discussion.



Meaning Through Language Contrast

Meaning Through Language Contrast Author Katarzyna Jaszczolt
ISBN-10 9789027251206
Release 2003
Pages 496
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These volumes contain selected papers from the Second International Conference on Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics that was held at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, in September 2000. They include papers on negation, temporality, modality, evidentiality, eventualities, grammar and conceptualization, grammaticalization, metaphor, cross-cultural pragmatics and speech acts and the semantics-pragmatics boundary. There are contributions by, amongst many others, Les Bruce, Ilinca Crainiceanu, Thorstein Fretheim, Saeko Fukushima, Ronald Geluykens, Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, Klaus von Heusinger, K. M. Jaszczolt, Susumu Kubo, Akiko Kurosawa, Eva Lavric, Didier Maillat, Márta Maleczki, Steve Nicolle, Sergei Tatevosov, L. M. Tovena, Jacqueline Visconti and Krista Vogelberg.



Pragmatics Speech act theory and particular speech acts

Pragmatics  Speech act theory and particular speech acts Author Asa Kasher
ISBN-10 0415169356
Release 1998
Pages 557
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Inductive or Deductive

Inductive or Deductive Author Karen Glaser
ISBN-10 9781443870085
Release 2014-10-17
Pages 640
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This book presents a longitudinal, quasi-experimental classroom study into the effects of inductive and deductive instruction on the acquisition of pragmatic competence in adult English-as-a-Foreign-Language learners. Set within the explicit teaching paradigm, it presents the first systematic analysis of the contrast between inductive and deductive teaching methods in instructional pragmatics. Two learner groups were taught about disagreement and offer refusal, and their pragmatic skills were...



Speech Acts Mind and Social Reality

Speech Acts  Mind  and Social Reality Author Günther Grewendorf
ISBN-10 1402008619
Release 2002-09-30
Pages 327
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Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality - these are the main topics in the work of John R. Searle, one of the leading philosophical figures of the present times. How language is based on intentionality, how intentionality in turn is to be explicated by means of distinctions discovered in Speech Act Theory, and how language and intentionality are both related to social facts and institutions - these are questions to be tackled in this volume. The contributions result from discussions on and with John R. Searle, containing Searle's own latest views - including his seminal ideas on Rationality in Action. The collection provides a good basis for advanced seminar debates in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Social Philosophy, and will also stimulate some further research on all of the three main topics.