Linguistic summer school on speech acts
While communicating, people not only exchange information, they also deal with linguistic utterances and thus regulate social coexistence. This activity includes very different acts such as informing, asking, requesting, promising or baptizing, which sometimes have very different constitutive properties. Since the groundbreaking work of Austin and Searle in the 1960s, speech acts have been an established research topic of pragmatics, which is now once again moving to the forefront of recent linguistic investigation. This summer school aims to bring excellent international students and doctoral students who are interested in the topic of speech acts from various perspectives to Göttingen in order to promote the exchange with the local participants and the invited lecturers. Within the framework of this intensive two-week cooperation, a professional as well as intercultural exchange between German and international participants is made possible.
"Linguistic Summer School on Speech Acts"