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An utterance considered as an action, particularly with regard to its intention, purpose, or effect.
- ‘The sense of the pledge as debt implied by both translations suggests that the vow or promise is predicated on a loss already inscribed in the speech act.’
- ‘Any speech act can be performed unconditionally, or conditionally upon something else.’
- ‘Here, the narration itself is a speech act which we may call ‘confession.’’
- ‘This, the families claim, means they have to get the state's approval before engaging in the speech act of teaching their own kids.’
- ‘Second, writing allows a speech act to be extended in time and space; it ‘intends a context beyond the range of the human voice.’’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.