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What is illocutionary force?

 

Definition
 

Illocutionary force is the combination of the

 
Examples (English)
 

Illocutionary force distinguishes the following types of acts:

 
  • Asserting
  • Promising
  • Excommunicating
  • Exclaiming in pain
  • Inquiring
  • Ordering
See also
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 152

 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 1, 7–9, 20–21


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