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- n. Plural form of perlocution.
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Alternatively, perlocutions are actions performed by speaking which require some particular effect of the speech in order to be successful.
In it Austin defines two sorts of speech acts, or ˜performatives™: illocutions and perlocutions.
Accordingly in this entry I will consider the relation among speech acts and: semantic content, grammatical mood, speaker-meaning, logically perfect languages, perlocutions, performatives, presuppositions, and implicature.
Austin called these characteristic aims of speech acts perlocutions (1962, p. 101).