locutionary act
A saying. A locutionary act is the basic linguistic action of voicing (or writing or otherwise making public) a meaningful sequence of words.

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  • Locutionary act — In Linguistics and the Philosophy of mind, a locutionary act is the performance of an utterance, and hence of a speech act. The term equally refers to the surface meaning of an utterance because, according to Austin s posthumous How To Do Things… …   Wikipedia

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  • locutionary — /loh kyooh sheuh ner ee/, adj. Philos., Ling. pertaining to the act of conveying semantic content in an utterance, considered as independent of the interaction between the speaker and the listener. Cf. illocutionary, perlocutionary. [1950 55;… …   Universalium

  • locutionary — lo•cu•tion•ar•y [[t]loʊˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i[/t]] adj. ling. pho 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 • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • locutionary — lōˈkyüsh(ə)ˌnerē adjective Etymology: locution + ary : of or relating to the physical act of saying something considered apart from the statement s effect or intention compare illocutionary herein perlocutionary herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • Speech act — For the US Act, see SPEECH Act of 2010. Speech Act is a technical term in linguistics and the philosophy of language. The contemporary use of the term goes back to John L. Austin s doctrine of locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary acts.… …   Wikipedia

  • Perlocutionary act — A perlocutionary act (or perlocutionary effect) is a speech act, as viewed at the level of its psychological consequences , such as persuading, convincing, scaring, enlightening, inspiring, or otherwise getting someone to do or realize something …   Wikipedia

  • Illocutionary act — is a technical term introduced by John L. Austin in investigations concerning what he calls performative and constative utterances . According to Austin s original exposition in How to Do Things With Words , an illocutionary act is an act (1) for …   Wikipedia

  • speech act — noun Any of illocutionary acts, locutionary acts and perlocutionary acts …   Wiktionary

  • J. L. Austin — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 20th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE image caption = name = John Langshaw Austin birth = March 26, 1911 death = death date and age|1960|2|8|1911|3|26 school tradition = Linguistic… …   Wikipedia

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