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What is a directive illocutionary point?



A directive illocutionary point is an illocutionary point in which the speaker attempts to get someone to bring about the state of affairs described by the propositional content of the utterance.


According to certain analyses, a directive illocutionary point is one of the five basic purposes that a speaker can have in making an utterance.

  A directive illocutionary point is a kind of

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 39


Crystal 1985 95

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