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What is an illocutionary conditional?

 

Definition
 

An illocutionary conditional is a complex illocutionary act that consists of

 
Example (English)
 
  • If Carter is the next Democratic candidate, I bet you five dollars that the Republicans will win.
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    The illocutionary act of betting is performed only if the condition, that Carter is the next Democratic candidate, is true.

    Generic
      An illocutionary conditional is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Searle and Vanderveken 1985 5


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