Meaning of illocutionary in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɪləˈkjuːʃ(ə)nəri/


Philosophy Linguistics

See illocution

‘Austin distinguishes among three components in a total speech act: the locutionary act, the illocutionary act, and the perlocutionary act.’
  • ‘In this article we analyze the grammar of codes of ethics as a written locutionary act, and attempt to determine their implicit illocutionary and perlocutionary values.’
  • ‘The illocutionary act is what is directly achieved by the conventional force associated with the issuance of a certain kind of utterance in accord with a conventional procedure.’
  • ‘I guess the meaning is the illocutionary force of interrogativeness with no propositional content.’
  • ‘Just as all speech acts are unities of an illocutionary force and a propositional content, so all intentional states are unities of a psychological mode and an intentional content.’