Language Mechanisms to Express Comissive Speech Acts in English

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The article is an insight into linguistic features of performatives proceding from the analyses of Russian and English comissive speech acts. Language is understood as a means of a peculiar sort of actions carried out in the very process of pronouncing an utterance explicating a speech act. An analysis of key parameters of pragmatic communicative context is provided. These are essentials to provide a syncretic verbal act. Elements of comparative analysis are included.

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E D Bobrova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: kaf_yazik_rudn@mail.ru
The General and Russian Linguistics Department Philological Faculty

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