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  • n. The effect the terms used by a speaker can have on another speaker and their emotions and responses.


From per- + locution (from Latin locutio, from loqui to speak) (Wiktionary)


  • I can both urge and persuade you to shut the door, yet the former is an illocution while the latter is a perlocution.

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