Performative



[per-fawr-muh-tiv] /pərˈfɔr mə tɪv/

adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics.
1.
(of an expression or statement) an act by the very fact of being uttered, as with the expression “I promise,” that the act of promising.
noun
2.
a performative utterance.
/pəˈfɔːmətɪv/
adjective (linguistics, philosophy)
1.

2.

1955, adjective and noun, coined by British philosopher of language J.L. Austin (1911-1960), from perform + -ive.

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