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What is a complex illocutionary act?

 

Definition
 

A complex illocutionary act is an illocutionary act that

 
  • has a negated illocutionary force
  • is performed conditionally, or
  • is conjoined with another illocutionary act
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of complex illocutionary acts:
 
Generic
  A complex illocutionary act is a kind of
 
Source
 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 3, 74


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