A study on the use of speech acts


Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.213-221 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.057
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-221
  • Keywords: Speech act, apologizing, complaining, refusing, thanking
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it was tried to determine by which strategies 150 participants continuing their education in Preschool Teacher Education Program carry out the acts of apologizing, complaining, refusing, and thanking. Data was collected through content analysis of the short memories that participants wrote. Accordingly, ten apology, six refusal and six thanking strategies were identified. While the participants generally express the acts of thanking, apologizing and refusing explicitly, they mostly perform the act of complaining implicitly. The research findings are suggested being verified and expanded by the other studies made on the speech acts. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.