Listening Act

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A Listening Act is an linguistic act where a linguistic agent (a listener) performs a listening task (to understand a spoken utterance)



  • (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ Retrieved:2016-8-2.
    • Listening is a broad term used to refer to complex affective, cognitive, and behavioral processes. Affective processes include the motivation to attend to others; cognitive processes include attending to, understanding, receiving, and interpreting content and relational messages; and behavioral processes include responding with verbal and nonverbal feedback. Listening differs from obeying. Parents may commonly conflate the two, by telling a disobedient child that he "didn't listen to me". A person who receives and understands information or an instruction, and then chooses not to comply with it or to agree to it, has listened to the speaker, even though the result is not what the speaker wanted. [1]

  1. Purdy, Michael and Deborah Borisoff, eds. (1997) Listening in Everyday Life: A Personal and Professional Approach. University Press of America. ISBN 9780761804611. p. 5–6.