Speech Act Analysis Of Pakistani Short Stories: A Pragmatic Study

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Syeda Iqra Shabbir , Li Yan


This qualitative study aimed to analyse Pakistani English Short Stories through speech act theory. The focus of this research is to probe the textual and contextual meanings of Pakistani English Short Stories. Many authors in Pakistan commenced writing short stories in English. Yet to locate a suitable assortment of pragmatic communicative functions in Pakistani English Short stories, exceptionally in speech acts manifest what characters think in communicating is the purpose of this study. Located speech acts in Pakistani English short stories reveal sadness, emotions, and contemplation to the recoil of characters' interlocutor speech acts. The data for this research was gathered from Short stories written by different Pakistan English short story writers.

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