UGS 302 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Ethnomethodology, Croatian Radiotelevision, Conversation Analysis

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L&H Lecture 4: Conversation Analysis & Speech Act Theory
Slang: words or expressions typically used in informal communication
slang words often dont last for a long time altho some endure
usually equated with young people
Style shifting: adjusting or changing from one style of speech to another
style shifts are automatic/unconscious reactions to a situation, an audience, or a
topic
may be deliberate
occurs iwthin the same lang.
Social Speech Varieties
Lang. varieties associated w/ social factors, such as socioeconomic class, age,
ethnic bg, or sex. orientation
Social speech varieties can vary within geographic regions
Key Demographic Variables in Sociolinguistics
Class
econ/edu
Gender
Age
Ethnic bg
9/8/16
John L. Austin
Philosophy of Lang. Oxford University
Speech Act Theory
Speech = Action
Examines how lang. is USED in relation to meaning
Utterances (vs. sentences) = actions
Hymans ACT, doing things with/thru language
Performance utterances
"I prounounce thee man and wife"
3 Dimensions of an Utterance
Locution = utterance (act of saying something) (ex. "Get out!")
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