Translation of speech act in Spanish:

speech act

acto de habla, n.


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    acto de habla masculine
    • Here, the narration itself is a speech act which we may call ‘confession.’
    • The sense of the pledge as debt implied by both translations suggests that the vow or promise is predicated on a loss already inscribed in the speech act.
    • Second, writing allows a speech act to be extended in time and space; it ‘intends a context beyond the range of the human voice.’
    • Any speech act can be performed unconditionally, or conditionally upon something else.
    • This, the families claim, means they have to get the state's approval before engaging in the speech act of teaching their own kids.