Intention Analysis

Intention Analysis

Intention analysis allows to explore intentions of communicants behind their speech and how intentions impact on the organization of discourse. An important feature of intention analysis is its focus on the corresponding verbal materials and such their characteristics those are associated with the communication process and practical activities of dialog participants. Not only typical openly expressed intentions (like plea or order) can be revealed, but other intentions (including unconscious intentions) that are perceived by partners and constitute psychological reality of communicants.

Intentionality is an important psychological component of communication. Intentions are treated in a broad sense as object orientation of subject. They form the basis of a profound psychological content of speech, which is directly linked to aims of activitiy, "vision of the world" of subject, his desires, needs and attitudes. Understanding of the speaker is determined by the perception of intentional aspect of his or her speech. Accordingly, without reference to the intentional plan of communication, we can't understand niether why and what to communicate, nor at least its results.

Intention analysis techniques and the data on the forms of expression of intentional states of communicants are important for psychological expertise and can be used by PR-specialists, politicians and public persons. They can also help in the development of issues related to the efficiency of verbal communication, the development of communication skills and better understanding.