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2007 | 131 | 3 | 451-464
Article title

OFFENCE AS A SPEECH ACT

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HU
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This paper introduces 'offence' as a new kind of speech act. We can consider it to be the opposite of 'compliment'. The author suggests that verbal aggression is so common in everyday life that it needs to be thoroughly examined. He conducted a questionnaire survey of twelve questions with the participation of two groups of teenagers, 13-14 and 16-17 years of age, respectively. The first six questions concerned physical, and the last six questions referred to linguistic, aggression. The main goals of the research were the following: (1) To see the difference, if any, between the utterances of the two age groups. (2) To find out whether it is physical or verbal aggression that makes people respond in a more aggressive way. (3) To reveal how the level of verbal aggression changes in utterances depending on the speaker or on the seriousness of the insult.
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131
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3
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451-464
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11HUAAAA090431
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