Wednesday, March 21, 2012


In Latin locūtiō:the act of speaking, discourse; a way of speaking, especially shared by a subgroup of people;  an utterance, word, mode of expression.

The word loquī in latin means to speak.

Locution: a word, phrase, and speech; the style of speech.

Illocution: il- not; locution:word, phrase etc-->  Il-locution means "not" "words, phrases, etc."  Thus, illocution pertains not to the words, phrases, etc used but the aim or intent of the utterance.

Given the definitions... what is an illocutionary point?

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