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What is a direct illocution?



A direct illocution is an illocutionary act in which only the illocutionary force and propositional content literally expressed by the lexical items and syntactic form of the utterance are communicated.

  A direct illocution is a kind of

Leech 1983 37–38


Searle and Vanderveken 1985 25


Searle 1979 30–32


Levinson 1983 274

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