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What is a directive illocutionary point?

 

Definition
 

A directive illocutionary point is an illocutionary point in which the speaker attempts to get someone to bring about the state of affairs described by the propositional content of the utterance.

Discussion
 

According to certain analyses, a directive illocutionary point is one of the five basic purposes that a speaker can have in making an utterance.

Generic
  A directive illocutionary point is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 39

 

Crystal 1985 95


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