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What is a statement?

 

Definition
 

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).
Kind
  Here is a kind of statement:
 
Generic
  A statement is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 286

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 218


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