In the performance of an illocutionary act in the literal utterance of a sentence, the speaker intends to produce a certain effect by means of getting the hearer to recognize his intention to produce that effect; and furthermore, if he is using the words literally, he intends this recognition to be achieved in virtue of the fact that the rules for using the expressions he utters associate the expression with the production of that effect.
Now let us gather into one bouquet, from the King's garden, these seven fragrant flowers: Jesus the Son of God; Jesus our sin-bearer; Jesus the giver of eternal life; Jesus the keeper of our undying souls; Jesus the hearer of our prayers; Jesus the chastener who can turn crosses into crowns; and Jesus the wonder-worker who changes us into eternal likeness unto Himself! These flowers will keep sweet till heaven dawns.theodore l. cuyler
What they learned [...] was to speak on the phones in such a way that your hearer couldn't help but understand what you meant, and in such a way that you, speaking, had no choice but to express what you meant, they learned to make speech transparent, like glass, so that through the words the face is seen truly.john crowley
The speaker must choose a comprehensible [verstandlich] expression so that speaker and hearer can understand one another.jürgen habermas
He ne'er presumed to make an error clearer; In short, there never was a better hearer.lord byron
Christian preaching … does not offer a doctrine which can be accepted either by reason or by a sacrificium intellectus . Christian preaching is kerygma , that is, a proclamation addressed not to the theoretical reason, but to the hearer as a self.
A young man is not an appropriate hearer of lectures on political science; for he is inexperienced in the actions that occur in life.
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