I am still ambiguous about the relationship between topics and speech acts/dialogue acts in a sentence.

Are the topics selected as conditional on speech acts/dialogue acts (or vice versa) in a sentence? Or the both of topics and speech acts/dialogue acts occur simultaneously?

  • Hello RuizheLi. I don't understand your question. Could you give an example or explain a little more? – Xanne Jun 5 '18 at 4:56
  • Good Question for Linguistics -- proposing migration. – Kris Jun 5 '18 at 6:43
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    The Q belongs on Linguistics – Kris Jun 5 '18 at 6:45
  • @Kris Yes; broader than English. And the terms need defining. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 5 '18 at 9:32
  • @Kris you are right. I think my question is more suitable for Linguistics. Many thanks. – RuizheLi Jun 7 '18 at 10:09

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