Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Declarative Illocutionary Point


A declarative illocutionary point is an illocutionary point in which, by making an utterance, a speaker brings into existence the state of affairs described in the propositional content of the utterance.


According to certain analyses, a declarative illocutionary point is one of the five basic purposes that a speaker can have in making an utterance.



  • Pronouncing a couple married
  • Declaring war