Understanding Speech Acts Quiz

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What is the term used for the actual utterance of the speaker?

Utterance Act

Which type of Illocutionary Act expresses belief about the truth of a proposition?

Assertive

What type of Illocutionary Act tries to make the addressee perform an action?

Directive

Which type of Illocutionary Act commits the speaker to doing something in the future?

Commissive

What is the term used for the actions that result from the locution or what we bring about by saying something?

Perlocutionary Act

Which type of Locutionary Act refers to a particular reference being made?

Propositional Acts

What type of Illocutionary Act brings a change in the external situation?

Declaration

What type of Locutionary Act is where something is said (or a sound is made) and which may not have any meaning?

Propositional Acts

What type of Speech Act refers to the actions that result from the locution or what we bring about by saying something?

Perlocutionary Act

Which Illocutionary Act is an act where the speaker expresses belief about the truth of a proposition?

Assertive

What term is used for the intended utterance by the speaker (performance)?

Illocutionary Act

Which type of Locutionary Act refers to the actual utterance of the speaker?

Utterance Acts

What type of Illocutionary Act is an act which commits the speaker to doing something in the future?

Commissive

What type of Illocutionary Act tries to make the addressee perform an action?

Directive

Which type of Illocutionary Act expresses the speaker's feelings or emotional reactions?

Expressive

What type of Locutionary Act is where a particular reference is made?

Propositional Acts

Test your knowledge about speech acts, which are utterances that serve a function in communication. This quiz covers the types of speech acts, including locutionary acts and their subtypes, to enhance your understanding of linguistic communication.

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