Speech consists of its inherent linguistic parts, e.g. the classical parts of speech developed by grammarians, and speech is a part of non-linguistic areas. The functions of speech we describe in four main chapters. The introductory chapter discusses speech as object of definitions in the context of its inherent linguistic parts and the extra-linguistic settings of speech. In this introductory chapter we will look at the definitions of speech and evaluate its relation as a concept with other forms of its appearance. We will also describe the conditions of our investigation into speech as a concept, as a linguistic phenomenon, and the semiotic framework of speech.
Date posted: October 3, 2011
; Last revised: March 29, 2012
Haase, Fee-Alexandra, Functions of Speech as Communication.
A Theory and Cultural History of the Uses of Words (October 3, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1937471 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1937471