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An act of speaking or writing which in itself effects or constitutes the intended action, e.g. ordering, warning, or promising.Compare with perlocution
- ‘Though both reject a mere psychological description of authorial intent, they differ with regards to whether intention is restricted to illocutions or incorporates perlocutionary elements as well.’
- ‘Perlocutions ‘proceed’ from locutions and illocutions, but not vice versa.’
- ‘In particular, speech act theory is built on his discussion of locution, illocution, and perlocution.’
- ‘These implicit aspects of the message go beyond the locutionary act itself and also beyond the explicit aspects of its illocution.’
- ‘Meaning corresponds with illocution, while significance is best related to perlocution.’
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