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  • adjective linguistics Of, pertaining to, or deriving from illocution, the performance of acts by speaking.


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  • Within speech acts, Austin distinguished among locutionary, illocutionary and perlocutionary levels, but speech act theory has been devoted almost exclusively to the illocutionary level, so that ˜speech act™ and ˜illocutionary act™ are in practice synonymous terms.

    Pragmatics Korta, Kepa 2006

  • Austin especially emphasized the importance of social fact and conventions in doing things with words, in particular with respect to the class of speech acts known as illocutionary acts.

    Pragmatics Korta, Kepa 2006

  • Once this common element in all illocutionary acts is clear, we can really acknowledge that the types of audience-directed intention involved may be very various and, also, that different types may be exemplified by one and the same utterance (38).

    Notes on 'Post-Secular Conviviality' 2008

  • Some philosophers have objected, though, that Grice's increasingly confident insistence that performance corroborates natural meaning (now located in formal sentence structure rather than illocutionary act) arrests the dialogic or inter-subjective direction taken by his early, more tentative theory of meaning.

    Notes on 'Post-Secular Conviviality' 2008

  • Convention in Speech Acts ":" For the illocutionary force of an utterance is essentially something that is intended to be understood.

    Notes on 'Post-Secular Conviviality' 2008

  • For instance, word-color synaesthetes as well as word-taste synesthetes seem to be affected by the meaning of the word as well as the written or illocutionary presence of the word (70, 75).

    April Pierce: Synesthesia and Metaphor: Between Fact and Fiction (VIDEO) 2010

  • Austin takes promising to be an illocutionary act, that is, he takes it that promising is merely a matter of a certain form of utterance, under certain conditions.

    Transport: a Flash-Fiction Triptych 2009

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

    Him 2009

  • He concluded that when it comes to highly conventionalized utterances communicative intentions are largely irrelevant, but that on the other hand convention does not play much role for ordinary illocutionary types.

    Him 2009

  • As a classification of illocutionary types Austin's taxonomy is thus not completely adequate.

    Him 2009


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