felicity conditions

Preparatory conditions have to be fulfilled :

  • the person executing the speech act has to have the authority to do so;
  • certain procedures have to be followed, e.g. when baptising a person the procedure must be executes correctly and completely;
  • sincerity conditions have to be met;
  • the speaker is committed to actually supporting the ideas his speech act conveys;
  • the participants must conduct themselves accordingly.