On 4 June 2013, Dr hab. Maciej Witek, Deputy Head of the Institute of Philosophy of Szczecin University, visited Opole University to deliver his lecture under the title Rhetorical structure rules and the normative aspect of illocutionary interaction. The meeting with Dr. M. Witek, which was organized by the Group of Logic, Language and Information of Opole University, was held in room 15 of Collegium Civitas of the University.
At the beginning, Professor Janusz Czelakowski welcomed the guest and the participants, and then made a short introduction into the problem area to be dealt with in the lecture. After that, Professor Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska presented the scientific silhouette of the lecturer.
In his lecture, Dr. M. Witek made a presentation of a certain development of the normative aspect of illocutionary interaction, which is founded on Austinian framework of speech acts. This framing distinguishes acts which are locutionary, illocutionary and perlocutionary. The lecturer gave the characteristics of a successful illocutionary act as one that, having been properly received or accepted, starts to be binding and yields a conventional cause to produce a certain reaction or further proceeding. Next, the lecturer discussed the interllocutionary framework. In the last part of the lecture, some problems relating to the normative aspect of illocutionary interaction were presented.
After the lecture, there followed a stimulating discussion, in which references were made to the problems discussed in the lecture, as well as to other questions concerning oral communicative interaction.