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Unformatted text preview: o Some might get to this level 5 types of Illocutionary Acts • Assertives o Convey the belief that a proposition is true "Max owns a green car" • Directives o Attempt to get the listener to do something "Can you tell me what time it is?" "Go away!" o (ie) commanding, ordering, requesting, instructing, inviting • Commisives o Commit the speaker to a future course of action "I promise I'll pay you back tomorrow " o (ie) guarantee, vow , pledge, contract • Expressives o Convey the speakers psychological state "Thanks for the ride ", "I'm really glad you came" o (ie) acknowledging, complementing, appreciating, apologizing, congratulating • Declarations • Make themselves true * o Bring about a new state "I sentence you to five year in prison" (ie) I hereby pronounce you husband and wife, to declare war, appointing someone to a particular position, firing someone...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course GEOL 002 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '09 term at GWU.
- Spring '09