Locution, Illocution, and Perlocution – Frederik Droste – Term Paper – English Language and Literature Studies – Linguistics – Publish your bachelor’s or master’s. Locutionary, Illocutionary, and Perlocutionary On any occasion, the action performed by producing an utterance will consist of three related acts. According to Austin () in his speech acts theory, there are three actions related to speech acts. The first act is locutionary act which is the.

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According to Austin in his speech acts theorythere are three actions related to speech acts.

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The first act is locutionary act which is the basic production of meaningful utterance. This act is much related to the hearer, if the hearer fails to understand what the speaker is saying then the speaker has failed to do a locutionary act.


For example, when a person from Indonesia he’s in America perlocutoin instance talks to an American in bahasa ‘apa kabar pak?

On the contrary when the speaker said ‘how are you sir? In uttering a sentence or word, one must have a certain intention. Most of the time people produce well-formed utterances for a purpose, for instance the need to communicate something to someone or to provide facts.

This second dimension is called Illocutionary act. An illocutionary act is accomplished via utterance with a communicative intention.

A speaker may perform illocutionary act to make a promise, offer, explanation, etc, which is as proposed by Austin as illocutionary force.

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It is an expression to show the illocutionary force of an utterance is. For example, in the utterance. It is obviously indicated that the illocutionary force of the speaker is to promise something to the hearer as the speaker describes it explicitly.

When this happens another IFID can be used to identify the illocutionary force of the speaker. These are word orders, intonations, and ollocution.


In these utterances can be indicated that the illocutionary force of [1. While locutionary act is the action of making a meaningful utterance and illocutionary act is performing an intentional utterance, perlocutionary act talks about producing the effect of the meaningful, intentional utterance. While making utterance that intent to make someone to drink coffee is successfully performed, the effect is that someone actually drank the coffee ullocution also known as perlocutionary effect.

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