locutionary act


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locutionary act

n
(Linguistics) the act of uttering a sentence considered only as such. Compare illocution, perlocution
Translations
lokutionärer Akt
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The locutionary act of issuing the warming in itself is indicative of the acceptance by S of responsibility for the veracity of the proposition communicated to H.
The former is called a locutionary act, and the latter an illocutionary force.
Through the locutionary act (utterance) of singing, the chorus commits the illocutionary actions (discursive operations) of criticizing and ridiculing, by which they complete the perlocutionary acts (consequential actions) of insulting, offending, and dishonoring Cupido.
For of, Austin says: the act of saying something is a locutionary act.
A locutionary act is just saying something and an illocutionary act refers to speaker's intention behind saying something.
This paper shall defend the claim that factors independent of a person's linguistic competence can indeed block his ability to do things with words, but it will show that the cases that have been previously considered to be cases of illocutionary failure are instances of rhetic or locutionary act failure instead.
The locutionary act refers to a certain sentence of a language with a definite sense and reference" (the literal meaning or propositional content).
A locutionary act is the utterance of sounds that have sense and reference and therefore meaning; the illocutionary act--Austin himself talked rather of illocutionary force--is what the speaker does or intends to do in saying what he or she says; whereas the perlocutionary act or force is what the speaker achieves through saying what is said.
208), the 'zero-point' of a locutionary act (Lyons 1995, p.
67) While Riel's locutionary act emphasizes the justification for a land claim, his colleague's intervention suggests that his illocutionary act is arguably less concerned with the source of Metis title than compensation for its extinguishment.
119) The locutionary act may be roughly defined as "uttering a certain sentence with a certain sense and reference"; locutionary force, therefore, "is roughly equivalent to 'meaning' in the traditional sense.
The locutionary act can be defined as "the act of 'saying something'" (94), (the production of speech and its meaning), the illocutionary act as the "performance of an act in saying something" (99), (the utterance in context).