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  • noun Plural form of illocution.


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  • Perlocutions are characteristic aims of one or more illocution, but are not themselves illocutions.

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  • Degree of strength of the illocutionary point: Two illocutions can have the same point but differ along the dimension of strength.

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  • Propositional content conditions: Some illocutions can only be achieved with an appropriate propositional content.

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  • An appropriate definition of illocutions would enable us to explain, rather than merely describe, some features of speech acts.

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  • The single most important question it must answer is this: Given that a speaker in a certain context of utterance performs a successful illocutionary act of a certain form, what other illocutions does the performance of that act commit him to?

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  • In it Austin defines two sorts of speech acts, or ˜performatives™: illocutions and perlocutions.

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