Compliment as intentional state and a manipulative device

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The article discusses the communicative situation of complimentary utterances from the angle of the speech acts theory. Cognitive aspects of such utterances are being discussed. The analogy between intentional states and speech acts is shown. Special attention is given to the cognitive grounds of the phenomenon under discussion and to its display in communicative acts. It is also shown how communicators can manipulate with the help of compliments.

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F I Kartashkova

Ivanovo State University

Email: rector@ivanovo.ac.ru
Ermak str., 39, Ivanovo, Russia, 153025

N B Maltseva

Saint-Petersburg State University

Email: spbu@spbu.ru
7/9, University embankment, Saint-Petersburg, 199034

A A Knyazeva

Ivanovo State University

Email: rector@ivanovo.ac.ru
Ermak str., 39, Ivanovo, Russia, 153025

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