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What is a commissive illocutionary point?



A commissive illocutionary point is the illocutionary point of a speaker committing to bring about the state of affairs described in the propositional content of the utterance.


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

  A commissive illocutionary point is a kind of

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 38–39


Crystal 1985 57

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