Speech Acts and Utterances Quiz

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Which illocutionary act involves the speaker expressing how they feel about a situation?

Expressive

Which illocutionary act involves the speaker committing to doing something in the future?

Commissive

Which illocutionary act is related to stating what the speaker believes to be the case?

Representative

Which illocutionary act involves making an utterance that brings change in the external situation?

Declarative

Which illocutionary act is intended to tell how things are in the world?

Assertive

Which type of speech act focuses on the speaker's intention in delivering an utterance?

Illocutionary act

What does the locutionary act refer to?

What the speaker says or produces

Which type of speech act is exemplified by the statement 'It is raining outside' with the intention of advising the listener to use an umbrella?

Illocutionary act

What does the perlocutionary act or perlocutionary effect refer to?

The result of the utterance or the consequences of saying something

Which type of speech act necessitates the production of clear words and direct points to convey the intended meaning of the message?

Locutionary act

What type of speech aims to share laughter and enjoyment to the audience through witty and humorous lines?

Entertainment Speech

Which type of speech is mainly performed for the purpose of educating the audience on new or relevant piece of information on a particular topic?

Informative or Expository Speech

Which type of speech involves the rote recitation of a written message that the speaker has committed to memory?

Memorized Speech

What type of speech act focuses on the speaker's intention in delivering an utterance?

Illocutionary Act

Which illocutionary act involves the speaker expressing how they feel about a situation?

Expressive Illocutionary Act

What does the locutionary act refer to?

The literal meaning of an utterance

Which type of speech act is exemplified by the statement 'It is raining outside' with the intention of advising the listener to use an umbrella?

Directive Speech Act

Which illocutionary act involves the speaker committing to doing something in the future?

Commissive Illocutionary Act

Which type of speech act necessitates the production of clear words and direct points to convey the intended meaning of the message?

Assertive Speech Act

What does the perlocutionary act or perlocutionary effect refer to?

The intended effect of an utterance on the listener

Study Notes

Speech Acts

  • Expressive illocutionary act involves the speaker expressing how they feel about a situation.
  • Commissive illocutionary act involves the speaker committing to doing something in the future.
  • Assertive illocutionary act is related to stating what the speaker believes to be the case.
  • Directive illocutionary act involves making an utterance that brings change in the external situation.
  • Assertive illocutionary act is intended to tell how things are in the world.
  • Illocutionary act focuses on the speaker's intention in delivering an utterance.

Types of Speech Acts

  • Locutionary act refers to the physical act of uttering words.
  • Perlocutionary act or perlocutionary effect refers to the effect of the utterance on the listener.

Types of Speech

  • Informative speech aims to share knowledge or information on a particular topic.
  • Humorous speech aims to share laughter and enjoyment to the audience through witty and humorous lines.
  • Educational speech is mainly performed for the purpose of educating the audience on new or relevant piece of information.
  • Memorative speech involves the rote recitation of a written message that the speaker has committed to memory.

Key Points

  • Clear and direct language is necessary for effective speech acts.
  • The intention of the speaker plays a crucial role in determining the type of speech act.
  • Different types of speech acts have different purposes and effects on the listener.

Test your knowledge of speech acts and utterances with this quiz. Explore the intentional actions behind various types of speech acts and understand how they affect the listener.

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