This essay applies Speech Act concept, Grice’s Maxims of dialog and elements of Relevance idea from the linguistic box of Pragmatics to "The Rover" and should hence offer an research of the communicative scenario within the play. The research will customarily specialize in Willmore, Hellena and Angellica’s speech, yet will take the opposite characters under consideration, too. i'll exhibit that the characters within the play have diversified philosophies of language. whereas Willmore considers and makes use of language as performative and transformative software, his girl interlocutors reflect on speech as a method for conveying and figuring out fact. those assorted philosophies, or understandings of the facility of language, problematize communique within the play and clarify why in a single and a similar dialog verbal exchange might be felicitous for one interlocutor and infelicitous for the speaker.
First, Austin’s Speech Act idea can be utilized, and a close differentiation among Willmore and his woman interlocutors’ thoughts of language might be supplied. those observations will in a moment step be supported by means of Grice’s Maxims of Cooperation and Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance concept. i'm going to then exhibit what recommendations the characters in "The Rover" strengthen to house Willmore’s philosophy of language. ultimately, a few questions which this research increases can be identified.
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