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What is a direct illocution?

 

Definition
 

A direct illocution is an illocutionary act in which only the illocutionary force and propositional content literally expressed by the lexical items and syntactic form of the utterance are communicated.

Generic
  A direct illocution is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Leech 1983 37–38

 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 25

 

Searle 1979 30–32

 

Levinson 1983 274


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