domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017

ENTRY 3: SPEECH ACTS - Colleen Glenney Boggs

Linguist J.L. Austin divides words into two categories: CONSTATIVE: words that describe a situation. PERFORMATIVE: words that incite action. He describes how these categorizations give power to words and to your actions.He defines "the speech act" as an action performed by a speaker with the utterance, and this action includes terms such "ordering" "promising" "apologizing" "warning" etc. Performative words should follow "Felicity Conditions", which are: To be AUTHORITATIVE, UNDERSTOOD, CLEAR, and ABLE TO BE EXECUTED.

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