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(loʊˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i)

of or pertaining to the act of conveying semantic content in an utterance, considered as independent of the interaction between the speaker and the listener.
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S) is the Federal Government, the authority issuing out warning (performing the locutionary act).
The former is called a locutionary act, and the latter an illocutionary force.
Word of Starace's disposizione soon spread, but individual adherence to the locutionary pronoun "voi" was not immediate.
Austin, Langton refers to this type of silencing as "speakers failling| to perform even a locutionary act.
One aspect of the potential deficiency of any written text as compared with an oral one, which always provides a context, is described by David Olson as: "writing readily represents the locutionary act, leaving illocutionary force underspecified.
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.
While, on one level, speaking or writing is already an action (a locutionary act), on another level, we also perform actions in saying something (an illocutionary act) or by--or in consequence of--saying something (a perlocutionary act).
For of, Austin says: the act of saying something is a locutionary act.
9) In this article, we use the concept of ethos in association with the notion of ethos as locutionary habits shared by members of a community, as in Kerbrat-Orecchioni (1996).
in their structure and their nomal manner of operation, provide for the locutionary agent's expression of himself and his own attitudes and beliefs", Lyons 1982: 102).
This theory involves three types of acts locutionary acts, illocutionary acts, and perlocutionary acts.
The nuance to tradition as "regularities" that Austin introduces is that the illocutionary act is one performed in saying something; the locutionary act is one in the act of saying something while the perlocutionary act occurs by saying something.