Volume 4, 1993

Sprechakttheorie II

Franz Hundsnurscher
Pages 140-150

Streit spezifische Sprechakte: Vorwerfen, Insistieren, Beschimpfen

This article tries to give a partial answer to the question how to analyse and describe verbal quarreling and squabbling by investigating three types of speech acts: reproaching, insisting and calling someone names. A distinction is being drawn between interaction in conflict and quarreling. Essential features of quarreling-specific speech acts are to be seen in their expressive ana offending quality in connection with certam situational factors. In a methodological perspective the focus is set upon the rules of emotion management in dialogical situations and on the relation of pragmatical linguistics to psychology and sociology.