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What is an illocutionary force indicating device?



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

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

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 2

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