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What is a statement?



Here are two senses for statement:

  1. A statement is an illocutionary act that has the assertive illocutionary point of saying that some state of affairs is true.
  2. A statement is a sentence having a form that is typically used to express such illocutionary acts (such as an English declarative sentence which has a subject followed by a verb).
  Here is a kind of statement:
  A statement is a kind of

Crystal 1985 286


Hartmann and Stork 1972 218

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