adjective Etymology: 2in- + locution Date: 1955 relating to or being the communicative effect (as commanding or requesting) of an utterance <
“There's a snake under you” may have the illocutionary force of a warning

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  • illocutionary — 1955, from ILLOCUTION (Cf. illocution) + ARY (Cf. ary) …   Etymology dictionary

  • illocutionary — [il΄ə kyo͞o′shə ner΄ē] adj. of or having to do with that aspect of an utterance which relates to the speaker s intention as distinct from what is actually said or the effect on an auditor …   English World dictionary

  • illocutionary — adjective Of, pertaining to, or deriving from illocution, the performance of acts by speaking. I pronounce you man and wife is a descriptive statement, but also has illocutionary force. Syn: illocutional See Also: locutionary, perlocutionary …   Wiktionary

  • illocutionary — illocution, n. /il euh kyooh sheuh ner ee/, adj. Philos., Ling. pertaining to a linguistic act performed by a speaker in producing an utterance, as suggesting, warning, promising, or requesting. Cf. locutionary, perlocutionary. [1950 55; IL 1 +… …   Universalium

  • illocutionary — adj. pertaining to linguistic act carried out by a speaker in producing an expression …   English contemporary dictionary

  • illocutionary — il·locutionary …   English syllables

  • illocutionary — UK [ˌɪləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [ˌɪləˈkjuʃəˌnerɪ] adjective linguistics relating to an action that you perform by saying something, for example when you threaten or warn someone, or when you promise to do something for them …   English dictionary

  • illocutionary — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Illocutionary act — is a technical term introduced by John L. Austin in investigations concerning what he calls performative and constative utterances . According to Austin s original exposition in How to Do Things With Words , an illocutionary act is an act (1) for …   Wikipedia

  • illocutionary act — (illocutionary force ) Term introduced by J. L. Austin, in his book How to Do Things with Words, for an act done in uttering what one does. Thus in saying ‘I promise’ in suitable circumstances I make a promise; in saying ‘Hooray!’ I cheer you on …   Philosophy dictionary

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