Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Speech Act Theory: Constatives, locutionary, illocutionary and perlocutinary

2.1.2 Constatives
Constatives: Utterances that can be verified as true or false. These utterances were typically in the form of assertions or statements.
For example:
“The cat is on the mat”
“I promise to be there”
If the listeners do not belief the cat is on the mat or he/she will not be there, then the constatives will be untruth.
“I come from to Jambi”