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PORTFOLIO ENTRY 3 SPEECH ACTS

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The British linguist John Langshaw Austin (1911- 1960) had developed a theory which explains the differences between a statement that describes and another that commands. He had defined this distinction as two separated parts of a speech:
a) "Constatives", and
b) "Performatives".

Constatives are sentences that describe something as True or False, and Performatives are sentences that denote actions.
Sometimes words themselves are actions . This is what is called "SPEECH ACTS". 
These words include, but are not limited to:

Ordering,Promising,Apologising,Warning,Sentencing,Christening, andMarrying Performative sentence depend on Context and Reception. These are known as "FELICITY CONDITIONS".
Felicity Conditions are the rules under which the Performatives can be enacted. They should:

Have authority,Be undestood,Clear, andAble to be executed. If the Performative does not meet these conditions, it does not have the power to denote actions. But just bec…

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