Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Illocutionary Connective


An illocutionary connective is a connective that is used to join two or more illocutionary acts in one utterance.



I will go to his house, but will he be there?

The word but joins two illocutionary acts: the assertion that the speaker will go to someone’s house and the question whether the person concerned will be there.

Glossary Hierarchy