Hi, could anyone illustrate what "constative" and "performative" are in linguistics for me?
I looked up the words in Oxford Dictionary, but still unable to thoroughly understand them.
For examples: I declare, denounce... ( Are these performative?
The book is mine. (Is this constative?
Denoting a speech act or sentence that is a statement declaring something to be the case.
‘a constative sentence’
1.2Linguistics Philosophy Relating to or denoting an utterance by means of which the speaker performs a particular act (e.g. I bet, I apologize, I promise).