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What is a sincerity condition?

 

Definition
 

A sincerity condition is the psychological state of the speaker concerning the propositional content of an illocutionary act.

 

The sincere or insincere expression of this state necessarily accompanies all illocutionary acts, except for an act having a declarative illocutionary point, so that an act having

 
Source
 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 18–19


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