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A History of PsycholinguisticsThe Pre-Chomskyan Era$
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Willem Levelt

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653669

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.001.0001

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Speech acts and functions

Speech acts and functions

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(p.281) Chapter 9 Speech acts and functions
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A History of Psycholinguistics
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Willem J.M. Levelt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.003.0009

This chapter considers parallel European functionalist approaches to psycholinguistics. It reviews the slightly fragmented history of ideas on language-in-use, as it was developed by Philip Wegener, Alan Gardiner, Karl Bühler, and the Prague School. It emphasizes that these ideas developed mostly on the margins of structuralism and just outside mainstream psychology. Speech acts and functions are also discussed.

Keywords:   speech acts, functions, functionalist approaches, history of ideas, language-in-use

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