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Blessings, Curses, & Weddings: John L. Austin and Speech Acts
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John L. Austin How to Do Things with Words Problem "It has come to be commonly held that many utterances which look like statements are either not intended at all, or only intended in part, to record or impart straightforward information about the facts"
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Constatives Performative Utterances ”indicates that the issuing of the utterance is the performing of an action" (6). "In these examples, it seems clear that to utter the sentence is not to describe my doing… it
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Performative Utterances ‘happy’/felicitous ‘unhappy’/infelicito us Conditions
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Unformatted text preview: Convention Exists Appropriate Circumstances Austin’s Speech Act Locutionary Act Illocutionary Act Perlocutionary Act Connecting the Three Speech-Acts Example: “It’s cold in here.” Locutionary=describes feeling Illocutionary=taken as a request; close the window Perlocutionary=performing an action; closing the window Religion and Speech Acts Buddhist Ash Interment Ceremony Locutionary act: Chanting mantra Illocutionary act: Creating merit Perlocutionary act: Achieving rebirth Implications Rituals & Speech Acts...
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