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- noun Plural form of
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Perlocutions are characteristic aims of one or more illocution, but are not themselves illocutions.
Degree of strength of the illocutionary point: Two illocutions can have the same point but differ along the dimension of strength.
Propositional content conditions: Some illocutions can only be achieved with an appropriate propositional content.
An appropriate definition of illocutions would enable us to explain, rather than merely describe, some features of speech acts.
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?
In it Austin defines two sorts of speech acts, or ˜performatives™: illocutions and perlocutions.