perlocutionary love


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  • adj. Of or pertaining to perlocution.


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perlocution +‎ -ary


  • David: You may not mean it that way, but the perlocutionary effect could be the same as a put-down.

    On useful tautology

  • The perlocutionary success of performance hinges, though, on the possibility of "recognition," a word undoubtedly redolent of continental philosophical contexts not usually containable by this Anglo/American approach.

    Post-Secular Conviviality

  • We know from the theoreticians of pragmatics that there's a useful distinction to be drawn between intended and actual perlocutionary effects, but this is usually discussed with reference to the effect of an utterance on the persons we are talking to.

    On insults, or not

  • Austin distinguished between several levels of speech act, including these: the locutionary act, the illocutionary act and the perlocutionary act.


  • The perlocutionary act is made by means of an illocutionary act, and depends entirely on the hearer's reaction.


  • Austin probably thought that in virtue of the performative formulas this condition is met by illocutionary but not by perlocutionary act types.


  • In these examples, convincing and frightening are perlocutionary acts.


  • For expectationalists, a promise is a perlocutionary act, as it's only successful if it actually produces the expectations in the promisee that the promise will be carried out.

    Transport: a Flash-Fiction Triptych

  • Following Austin, Langton distinguishes between locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary acts.

    Feminist Philosophy of Language

  • This act had many perlocutionary effects: it made it possible for me to get a British passport, it made me feel slightly disturbed at having expressed such monarchist sentiments, and it made me wonder whether a republic, should it succeed the Queen, would count as an heir.

    Feminist Philosophy of Language


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