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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
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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
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Performative Utterances ‘happy’/felicitous ‘unhappy’/infelicito us Conditions Needed for a Happy Performance
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Unformatted text preview: Convention Exists Appropriate Circumstances Austins Speech Act Locutionary Act Illocutionary Act Perlocutionary Act Connecting the Three Speech-Acts Example: Its 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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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course COM ARTS 374 taught by Professor Melissa during the Spring '11 term at Wisconsin.

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