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What is an illocutionary connective?

 

Definition
 

An illocutionary connective is a connective that is used to join two or more illocutionary acts in one utterance.

Example (English)
 
  • I will go to his house, but will he be there?
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    The word but joins two illocutionary acts: the assertion that the speaker will go to someone’s house and the question whether the person concerned will be there.

    Source
     

    Searle and Vanderveken 1985 4


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