Felicity conditions for Speech acts

Felicity conditions: Request Propositional content Future act A of H Preparatory condition (i) H is able to do A. (ii) It is not obvious to both S and H that H will do A in the normal course of events Sincerity condition S wants H to do A Essential condition Counts as an attempt to get H to do A Felicity conditions: Question Propositional content Any proposition Preparatory condition (i) S does not know the answer (ii) It is not obvious that H will provide the information without being asked Sincerity condition S wants this information Essential condition Counts as an attempt to ellicit this information Felicity conditions: Advising Propositional content Future act A of H Preparatory condition (i) S has some reason to believe A will benefit H (ii) It is not obvious to both S and H that H will do A in the normal course of events Sincerity condition S believes A will benefit H Essential condition Counts as an undertaking to the effect that A is in H‘s best interest

Felicity conditions: Warning Propositional content Future event E Preparatory condition (i) S thinks E will occur and is not in H’s interest (ii) S thinks it is not obvious to H that E will occur Sincerity condition S believes E is not in H’s best interest Essential condition Counts as an undertaking that E is not in H’s best interest Felicity conditions: Congratulating Propositional content Some event.) H Sincerity condition None Essential condition Counts as courteous recognition of H by S . E related to H Preparatory condition (i) E is in H‘s interest Sincerity condition S is pleased at E Essential condition Counts as an expression of pleasure at E Felicity conditions: Greeting Propositional content None Preparatory condition S has just encountered (or been introduced to.. act. etc. etc.

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