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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2015. № 7. Part 1. P. 195-198.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Fofanova Polina Yur'evna
Ural Federal University

Abstract. The article examines the issues of implementing performativity by the composite combinations "If I may + an assertive verb". The capability of such combinations to performativity is based on their perception as indirect speech acts; this in itself implies that performatives of such type have a highly conventional character. Nevertheless the author comes to the conclusion that the capability of implementing the performativity by the statements with these combinations have concrete semantic-syntactic limitations.
Key words and phrases: теория речевых актов, перформативность, композитные перформативы, косвенные речевые акты, the theory of speech acts, performativity, composite performatives, speech acts.
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