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Speech Act Theory

 Communication is pragmatic; we strive to achieve goals. Speech Act theory was developed by Austin and Searle to explain how we use language to accomplish the goals of speech acts. Communication theorists, especially those from the school of thought called "rules theory," have extended those principles to examine various types of interpersonal communication episodes.



John Searle and Speech Act Theory

Rule Based Communication Theories

Narrative Theory and Story Telling

cultural context | self | relational development | listening & perception | messages | relationships
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