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What is a declarative illocutionary point?



A declarative illocutionary point is an illocutionary point in which, by making an utterance, a speaker brings into existence the state of affairs described in the propositional content of the utterance.


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

Examples (English)
  • Pronouncing a couple married
  • Declaring war
  A declarative illocutionary point is a kind of

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 39


Crystal 1985 85

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