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What is an intended perlocutionary effect?



An intended perlocutionary effect is what a speaker intends an utterance to achieve in an addressee.


Some analysts consider an intended perlocutionary effect to be part of the definition of a type of illocutionary act.

  • To inform the addressee
  • To get the addressee to do something
  • To get the addressee to have a particular expectation

Reiss 1985 41–42

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