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Illocutionary Act

Illocutionary Act

An illocutionary act is a complete speech act, made in a typical utterance, that consists of

  • the delivery of the propositional content of the utterance (including references and a predicate), and
  • a particular illocutionary force, whereby the speaker
    • asserts
    • suggests
    • demands
    • promises, or
    • vows.
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Source: Searle and Vanderveken 1985

Searle, John, and Daniel Vanderveken. 1985.Foundations of illocutionary logic. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

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