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What is a chain of illocutionary commitments?

 

Definition
 

A chain of illocutionary commitments is a set of illocutionary acts which are ordered by the relationship of commitment between acts.

Example (English)
 
  • Swearing commits one to asserting, which in turn commits one to suggesting.
  • Source
     

    Searle and Vanderveken 1985 84


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