entry 3: Actos de habla: asertivos y performativos - Colleen Glenney Boggs

A British linguist, J.L., Austin defined that the speech is devided into two definitions : CONSTATIVE AND PERFORMATIVE. The first one describes sentences that could be true or false, and the other one denotes ACTIONS; "It acts upon the world". We may say that words bring about actions.This is called SPEECH ACTS. Some examples of speech acts are ordering, promising, apologising even marrying when the couple say "I do". Felicity conditions are the rules under which the performative can be acted. The performative should have AUTHORITY, should be UNDERSTOOD, CLEAR and ABLE TO BE EXCECUTED. SPEECH ACTS:

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