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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Philological sciences" / 2017 № 2.


A.I. Lyzlov

EVALUATION AND THEORY OF SPEECH ACTS (ON THE MATERIAL OF ENGLISH IDIOMS). In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2017, no. 2.


UDC Index: 811. 111. 373.

Date of publication: 26.06.2017

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The aim of the given article is to study evaluative expressions existing in the English language. Evaluation is considered here in the light of the theory of speech acts. In the paper the task is set to describe the potential of this or that speech act in its ability to express evaluation. English idioms are used in the article as research material in the content of which the evaluative component is presented. The character of expression of evaluative meanings within different speech acts is studied on the basis of English fiction literature. Discourse analysis is the research method of the material of the article. The result of the paper is that it proves a principal ability to express evaluation by means of expressions representing speech acts.

Key words

еnglish idioms, evaluation, discourse, evaluative expressions, discourse analysis, speech acts

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