Speech Act Theory: Austin, Searl Derrida’s Response and Deleuze’s Theory of Order-word

Hasan Baktir


Speech Act is an influential theory on the actual communicative function of language and tries to answer to what extend impartial interaction is possible between speakers. The theory was first developed by Austin and Searl. They argued that order-words have primary meaning and clearly convey the message of the speaker. Derrida challenged the theory and disposed the argument. Using Speech acts and Derrida's disposal, Deleuze and Guattari brought a new perspective to the argument and developed a new ideas different from the ones already existed. This paper aims to discuss to what extent Austen, Searl, Derrida Deleuze and Guattari contributed to the communication theory.    


Speech Acts; Communication; Order-Words; Significance; Iterability

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21533/epiphany.v6i2.74


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