Speech Act of Preaching in Imam Hassan's Sayings: A Pragmatic Study

Abstract

Preaching is one of the aspects of Imam Hassan discourse through his own life, this study aims at analyzing Imam Hassan' sayings in preaching. The linguistic focus of the study is a pragmatic one. The study shows the types of speech acts and sentence types. These two points match each other in the way of showing sayings. The study states that assertive which has the sense of reminding and directive speech acts are used more than others and the sentence type that is higher than others are called declarative. The kind of speech act and sentence type play a key role in preaching and they are very influential in conveying the message. The data is ten sayings about preaching.