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What is an intended perlocutionary effect?

 

Definition
 

An intended perlocutionary effect is what a speaker intends an utterance to achieve in an addressee.

Discussion
 

Some analysts consider an intended perlocutionary effect to be part of the definition of a type of illocutionary act.

Examples
 
  • To inform the addressee
  • To get the addressee to do something
  • To get the addressee to have a particular expectation
Source
 

Reiss 1985 41–42


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