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Sbisà, Marina. 1984. On illocutionary types. Journal of Pragmatics 8 (1) : 93–112.
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Person as a subject


Austin's four classes of illocutionary acts (exercitive, commissive, verdictive and behabitive) are reconsidered in order to outline the corresponding illocutionary types. These are singled out as types of `conventional' effects on the interactional relation. Resemblances and combinatory possibilities between types are explored in order to suggest dynamic uses of the typology.

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