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What is an illocutionary force indicating device?

 

Definition
 

An illocutionary force indicating device is any linguistic element that indicates or delimits the illocutionary force of an utterance.

Examples (English)
 
Kind
  Here is a kind of illocutionary force indicating device:
 
Source
 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 2


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