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What is illocutionary force?



Illocutionary force is the combination of the

Examples (English)

Illocutionary force distinguishes the following types of acts:

  • Asserting
  • Promising
  • Excommunicating
  • Exclaiming in pain
  • Inquiring
  • Ordering
See also

Crystal 1980 152


Searle and Vanderveken 1985 1, 7–9, 20–21

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