Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Commitment Between Illocutionary Acts


Commitment between illocutionary acts is a condition in which the speaker's commitment to one illocutionary act necessarily means the commitment to some other illocutionary act, regardless of the context of utterance.



The performance of an act of demanding commits one to an act of requesting

The commitment to a promise commits one to an act of asserting that one is not saying one does not promise

The commitment to a conjunctive illocutionary act commits the speaker to each of the elementary illocutionary acts contained within it