speech act theory And her presence in the Al-Saheefa Al-Rezawia

Keywords: pragmatics, speech act theory, direct and indirect performative acts, Austin, Searle


This study strives for illustrating the speech acts in the supplications of Imam Reza, peace be upon him, in the Al-Saheefa Al- Rezawia, through which the pragmatic took place, evolved and came into existence, as Austin revealed it in the pragmatic lesson, then his student searle came after him and took his teacher’s idea and added to it some concepts that made it more mature, and the application in this research was limited to the performative acts when searle divided them into direct performative acts and indirect performative acts and this research illustrated that the supplications of Imam Reza, peace be upon him, it contained a lot of thses performative acts and in this study, we limited ourselves to some of them, so as not to lengthen the discussion and diverge the field


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