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Perlocutionary Act

Perlocutionary Act

A perlocutionary act is a speech act that produces an effect, intended or not, achieved in an addressee by a speaker’s utterance.

(English)

Here are some examples of perlocutionary acts:

  • Persuading
  • Convincing
  • Scaring
  • Insulting
  • Getting the addressee to do something
Page/s: 25
Source: Searle 1969

Searle, John. 1969.Speech acts: An essay in the philosophy of language. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

Page/s: 225
Source: Crystal 1985

Crystal, David. 1985.A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. 2nd edition. New York: Basil Blackwell.

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