Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Wine and Conversation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Adrienne Lehrer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307931

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 01 June 2020

Functions of Language

Functions of Language

(p.199) 13 Functions of Language
Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Classifications of the functions of language reflect the interests and goals of the one classifying. Most utterances serve more than one function, and communication includes more than transferring information. Speech act taxonomies highlight illocutionary acts, for example, constatives, directives, commissives, and acknowledgments. Other taxonomies, such as Halliday's, divide functions into referential-informational, interpersonal, and textual. Jacobson's system adds aesthetic and phatic functions. Phatic communion, a term from Malinowski, serves to create social bonds.

Keywords:   functions of language, communication, taxonomies, speech acts, illocutionary acts, phatic communion

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .