ON THE MEANING OF THE FORMULAIC RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
KALIPLAŞMIŞ RETORİK SORULARIN ANLAMI ÜZERİNE

Author : Ergün SERİNDAĞ
Number of pages : 270-275

Abstract

Interrogative sentences are used in our life for many purposes e.g. to obtain information , to proof, questioning, criticizing, teasing, and they have been subject to various research areas such as literature, linguistics and philosophy. Contrary to Interrogative sentences, it’s hard to find specific studies taking up rhetorical questions as formulaic expressions in linguistics researches as a subject. Consequently, there appears to be a confusion in the differentiation of the rhetorical questions as formulaic expressions from other Interrogative sentences. On the other hand, a part of Turkish vocabulary consists of formulaic expressions and a significant part of it are rhetorical questions. Considering the theory of speech acts the rhetorical questions as formulaic expressions, which are used by people in suitable place and moment, are very important during communication. Because a speaker of any language realizes a speech with his utterances and also leaves an effect on the listener

Keywords

Interrogative sentences, formulaic expressions, speech acts, rhetorical questions

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