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What is illocutionary inconsistency?

 

Definition
 

Illocutionary inconsistency is a property of a set of illocutionary acts such that it is not possible, in any context of utterance, for the speaker to be committed to all the acts simultaneously.

Source
 

Searle and Vanderveken 1985 81


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