phatic speech


phatic speech
noun
conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
Hypernyms: ↑conversation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • phatic communication — noun conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information • Syn: ↑phatic speech • Hypernyms: ↑conversation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phatic — In linguistics, a phatic expression is one whose only function is to perform a social task, as opposed to conveying information. [ Malinowski, B. (1923) The Problem of Meaning in Primitive Languages”, in: Charles K. Ogden / Ian A. Richards (eds.) …   Wikipedia

  • Speech act — For the US Act, see SPEECH Act of 2010. Speech Act is a technical term in linguistics and the philosophy of language. The contemporary use of the term goes back to John L. Austin s doctrine of locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary acts.… …   Wikipedia

  • phatic — /fat ik/, adj. denoting speech used to express or create an atmosphere of shared feelings, goodwill, or sociability rather than to impart information: phatic communion. [1923; prob. < Gk phat(ós) spoken, capable of being spoken (verbid of phánai… …   Universalium

  • phatic — adjective /ˈfætɪk/ Pertaining to words used to convey any kind of social relationship e.g polite mood, rather than meaning; for example, How are you? is often not a literal question but is said only as a greeting. (Similarly, a response such as… …   Wiktionary

  • phatic — /ˈfætɪk/ (say fatik) adjective of speech used to make social contact, without necessarily conveying a particular meaning: phatic communication. {Greek phatos spoken + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • phatic — adjective Etymology: Greek phatos, verbal of phanai to speak Date: 1922 of, relating to, or being speech used for social or emotive purposes rather than for communicating information • phatically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phatic — See speech act …   Philosophy dictionary

  • speech acts — Acts performed when words are uttered. In his How to Do Things with Words (1962), J. L. Austin classified these acts as follows: there is the phonetic act, of making noises, the phatic act of making a grammatical sentence, and the rhetic act of… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • phatic — phat•ic [[t]ˈfæt ɪk[/t]] adj. ling. denoting speech used to express or create an atmosphere of shared feelings, goodwill, or sociability rather than to impart information • Etymology: 1923; prob. < Gk phat(ós) spoken, capable of being spoken… …   From formal English to slang