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Speech act of warning Comparative study between Jordanian students and Malaysian Studing at UKM

Speech act of warning Comparative study between Jordanian students and Malaysian Studing at UKM

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In this study, the researchers will examine some strategies, realizations, expressions, patterns and
means that determine and specify warning acts in communicative interplays and interactions:
how does an interlocutor express and comprehend warnings in particular social contexts?
The study provides some imaginative situations along with its responses from both Jordanian and
Malaysian participants to investigate and scrutinize the linguistic and pragmatic features that
show and characterize the function of warning as a speech act in both Jordanian and Malaysian
social contexts.
In this study, the researchers will examine some strategies, realizations, expressions, patterns and
means that determine and specify warning acts in communicative interplays and interactions:
how does an interlocutor express and comprehend warnings in particular social contexts?
The study provides some imaginative situations along with its responses from both Jordanian and
Malaysian participants to investigate and scrutinize the linguistic and pragmatic features that
show and characterize the function of warning as a speech act in both Jordanian and Malaysian
social contexts.

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Published by: Ala'a Eddin Abdullah Bani kalef on Jul 25, 2010
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Speech act of WarningComparative Study between Jordanian and MalaysianStudents at UKMBY
Ala' Eddin Abdullah Ahmed Bani kalef
Mohammed Qarqz
Qasem Mohamed SulimanYousef Zeriqat
 
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Introduction
:During the past two decades, much work in linguistics has focused on sentences as minimal unitsof communication, and the project of rigorously characterizing the structure of sentences innatural language has met with some success. Not surprisingly, however, sentence grammars havecontributed little to the analysis of discourse. Human discourse consists not just of words insequences, hut of words in sequences directed by a speaker to an addressee, used to representsituations and to reveal intentions. Only when the addressee has apprehended both these aspectsof the message communicated can the message be interpreted (David Andreoff Evans,1981)Language plays a great role in our life. It is the system of human communication whichconsists of the structured arrangement of sounds (or their written representation) into larger units,e.g. morphemes, words, sentences, and utterances. In common usage it can also refer to non-human systems of communication such as the “language” of bees, and the language of dolphins.(Jack C. Richards: 196).Language is an integral part of human behavior. It is the primary means of interaction between people. Speakers use language to convey their thoughts, feelings, intonations, anddesires to others. Language is enriched by the uses that people make of it these uses, and themeaning transmitted, are situational social and cultural .Situational meanings are conveyedtrough forms of language that occur or are excluded in various context. (Bonvillain 2008).Likewise, De Laguna (1927: 20) (cited in Nerlich 1956: 328) states that "speech is thegreat medium through which human cooperation is brought about". This means that language isfundamentally a medium for functional communication. Further, Communication is defined,according to (Devito 1997), as a process by which we assign and convey meaning in an attemptto create shared understanding. This process requires a vast repertoire of skills in intrapersonaland interpersonal processing, listening, observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing, andevaluating. Use of these processes is developmental and transfers to all areas of life: home,
 
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school, community, work, and beyond. It is through communication that collaboration andcooperation occur.Moreover, it is a fact that speech functions are not determined by the type of the sentence,i.e. whether declarative, imperative, etc. The following utterances (a) and (b) do things. There areno special grammatical marks that identify them (they just look like ordinary imperativesentences, but they differ in function):a. Do that one more time and see what happens. (Warning) b. Get out of here! (Giving instructions)It is axiomatic to say that sentences can convey various functions. A simple singlesentence can express different functions. For example, a simple declarative sentence such as'This is my chair' can be viewed as a statement, an interrogative, an exclamatory sentence or anorder. A sentence like “I will see you after three hours” can be taken as a warning, a promise or a prediction, also In saying, "Watch out, the ground is slippery", we performs the speech act of warning someone to be careful.. All of these acts share the same proposition; i.e., I will see youafter three hours, but they differ in their illocutionary force: a warning, a promise, or a prediction. This, of course, depends on the way the speaker exploits the same words, behindwhich he or she wants to convey his or her message to the addressee(s). Moreover, in order toknow which of these views or meanings is implied, we require the pragmatics of the sentence.This would include the following sort of information: about the identity of the speaker andlistener, the speaker's intention in using the utterance, or the context within which the sentencetook place.Depending on the previous preview, the researcher will adopt the speech act theory inanalyzing and comparing the speech act of warning in
Jordanian Arabic
and
MalaysianEnglish
varieties. In this study, the researchers will examine, depending on a questionnaire madein UKM, the definitions, strategies, expressions, patterns and means that determine and specifywarning acts in communicative interplays and interactions:
how does an interlocutor express and comprehend warnings in particular social contexts?

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