THE NOTIONS OF «INSINCERITY» AND «HYPOCRISY» IN THE CONTEXT OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

  • Alina Kondruk
Keywords: sincerity, insincerity, hypocrisy, insincere speech act, insincere discourse

Abstract

The article deals with the notions of «insincerity» and «hypocrisy». Insincerity is a mental communicative state of the falsification of the speaker’s true intention. The discrepancy between the speaker’s true intention and the intention that he tries to express is reflected in the speech act as the violation of its sincerity condition. Hypocrisy is determined as a negative moral quality that hides insincerity. A hypocrite uses a mask, trying to hide his true feelings and emotions in order to achieve his goal. Usually hypocrites act with mercenary or malicious motives and this causes other people’s suffering. Often it is a part of a manipulation process. The main types of hypocrisy have been indicated. The causes of hypocrisy have been mentioned. The speech act with the violation of the sincerity condition is determined as an insincere speech act. The sphere of functioning of speech acts with the violation of the sincerity condition is the insincere discourse. Insincere speech acts violate the sincerity condition regardless of the illocutionary type. The insincere speech acts are accompanied by a hidden speaker’s perlocutionary purpose to deceit the addressee. A perlocutionary act as a constituent of the insincere speech act is determined as «deception».

Published
2019-04-26
How to Cite
Kondruk, A. (2019). THE NOTIONS OF «INSINCERITY» AND «HYPOCRISY» IN THE CONTEXT OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, (4(72), 120-123. Retrieved from https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Philology/article/view/2131