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What is an elementary illocutionary act?

 

Definition
 

An elementary illocutionary act is an illocutionary act that

 
  • does not have a negated illocutionary force
  • is not performed conditionally, and
  • is not conjoined to another illocutionary act.
Generic
  An elementary illocutionary act is a kind of
 
Source
 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 3, 74–76


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