pelokutionär Akt

English translation: perlocutionary act

12:37 Jan 30, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Linguistics
German term or phrase: pelokutionär Akt
The field is linguistics, and my client says it is "pelocutionary act" in English, but I can't find it listed anywhere in either English or German. She says it is an act done in response to a statement, such as turning up the thermostat when someone says "It's cold." Can anyone confirm the use of this term in English?
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English translation:perlocutionary act
Explanation:
perlocutionary speech act (in contrast to the locutionary or illocutionary aspects of a use of language)

locution= saying something about the world (this is a $50 bill)

illocution=doing something by virtue of saying something (I promise to give you this money: I obligate myself, and in obligating myself, do not merely speak but also act)

perlocutionary act: doing something by virtue of doing something by virtue of saying something (the effect caused in the listener by my promising him money, for example)

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dlcolcla@artsci.wustl.edu
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Explanation:
perlocutionary speech act (in contrast to the locutionary or illocutionary aspects of a use of language)

locution= saying something about the world (this is a $50 bill)

illocution=doing something by virtue of saying something (I promise to give you this money: I obligate myself, and in obligating myself, do not merely speak but also act)

perlocutionary act: doing something by virtue of doing something by virtue of saying something (the effect caused in the listener by my promising him money, for example)

David Colclasure
dlcolcla@artsci.wustl.edu

dlcolcla
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Very prompt and helpful.
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